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1000 Words: Junior Lake turns 24

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Cubs outfielder Junior Lake turns 24 years old Thursday. Though hitting just .229 this spring, the Dominican native has enjoyed a power surge, hitting four home runs and two doubles in 51 plate appearances. Most of that power has come in the past week. After enjoying a three-homer game on Sunday, the outfielder slugged another on Tuesday.

Lake played 64 games in 2013, hitting .284/.332/.428 (AVG/OBP/SLG) with six homers and 16 RBI in 254 plate appearances.

 

1000 Words: Dominican connection

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Three of the Cubs’ young veterans—Junior Lake, Starlin Castro and Welington Castillo—get ready for their turn in the cage at Cubs Park. Castro will be out 7-10 days with a mild hamstring strain.

Cubs agree to terms with 19 players

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Welington Castillo was one of 19 players to agree to a deal with the Cubs Monday afternoon. (Image by Stephen Green)

The Cubs have come to terms with 19 players on their 40-man roster with zero-to-three years of major league service time. The terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

The players who have reached agreements include right-handed pitchers Jake Arrieta, Dallas Beeler, Alberto Cabrera, Justin Grimm, Blake Parker, Neil Ramirez, Hector Rondon and Arodys Vizcaino; left-handed pitchers Zac Rosscup and Chris Rusin; catcher Welington Castillo; infielders Arismendy Alcantara, Mike Olt, Christian Villanueva and Logan Watkins; and outfielders Brett Jackson, Junior Lake, Matt Szczur and Josh Vitters.

Caribbean Leagues recap: 12/3/13

The Venezuelan league had the day off Tuesday, but Junior Lake delivered a three-hit performance for his side in the Dominican. Here are some results from yesterday’s action in the Caribbean.

Dominican Republic

Junior Lake, LF – Lake bounced back from a four-strikeout afternoon Monday to go 3-for-4 Tuesday with a double and an RBI. Estrellas fell 4-3.

Mexico

Walter Ibarra, SS – Ibarra had a hit and drew a walk for Mazatlan Tuesday. The 25-year-old hit .276 in 58 games of combined Double- and Triple-A ball for the Yankees last year.

Puerto Rico

Jonathan Mota, 3B – Mota went 1-for-4 with a run scored for Ponce in a 9-3 win.

Caribbean Leagues recap: 11/28/13-12/1/13

Frank Del Valle and Yoanner Negrin both pitched well in their starts over the holiday weekend, while Junior Lake and Edwin Maysonet contributed offensively for their respective teams. Here’s how the Cubs representatives fared this weekend in the Caribbean.

Dominican Republic

Alberto Cabrera, RHP – The Cubs reliever gave up an earned run in one inning pitched on Saturday. He struck out one batter.

Marcos Mateo, RHP – Mateo continues to be a reliable arm for Oriente, as he racked up his sixth and seventh saves of the winter on Friday and Saturday.

Junior Lake, LF – On Saturday, Lake went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles, a walk and a run scored for Oriente. The Cubs outfielder added two more hits on Friday.

Puerto Rico

Edwin Maysonet, SS – In Friday’s game, Maysonet had a pair of hits, including a double and a run scored, for Santurce.

Jonathan Mota, 3B – Mota was hitless in two official at-bats, but he drew a pair of walks and scored a run on Friday for Ponce.

Venezuela

Frank Del Valle, LHSP – Del Valle started for Margarita on Friday, going six innings, giving up two earned runs and striking out seven in a no-decision.

Yoanner Negrin, RHSP – Negrin got the start on Thursday for Caracas and picked up the win, going five innings and giving up no runs on three hits and striking out three.

Hector Rondon, RHP – Rondon pitched the eighth inning for Caracas on Friday, giving up an earned run and striking out one in the win.

Caribbean League recap: 11/25/13

Both the Mexican and Venezuelan leagues had the day off Monday, while the Dominican league had just one game. Leones de Ponce teammates Jonathan Mota and Rubi Silva led their squad to victory in Puerto Rican action, and Junior Lake had another big day at the plate in a losing effort. Here are some notes from around the Caribbean.

Dominican Republic

Junior Lake, CF – Lake continued his tear, going 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in an Estrellas loss Monday. He’s hitting .361 on the season.

Marcos Mateo, RHP – Mateo pitched 0.2 innings, striking out two and giving up one hit in a losing effort.

Puerto Rico

Edwin Maysonet, SS – Maysonet was hitless in three at-bats.

Jonathan Mota, 3B – Mota finished 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a sacrifice fly in the Ponce win Monday.

Rubi Silva, DH – In five plate appearances, Silva reached base four times, going 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI, a walk and a run scored for Ponce.

Caribbean Leagues recap: 11/22/13-11/24/13

Cubs prospect Rubi Silva was the top performer this weekend in Puerto Rico. The outfielder, who spent all of 2013 with Double-A Tennessee, had five total hits over the weekend. Outfielder Junior Lake also had a few hits in two games, while Frank Del Valle got out of trouble in his Sunday start. Here are some notes from this weekend’s Caribbean League action.

Dominican Republic

Julio Borbon, PR – Borbon scored a run in a pinch-run appearance on Saturday but went hitless in three at-bats Friday for Licey.

Junior Lake, CF – Lake had a pair of hits with an RBI in an Estrellas loss Saturday. He added an RBI single and a walk in a loss Friday.

Mexico

Marcus Hatley, RHP – Hatley blew his second save of the winter and was credited for a loss Saturday after surrendering two earned runs on two hits and two walks.

Puerto Rico

Edwin Maysonet, SS – Maysonet had a single on Sunday for Santurce.

Rubi Silva, LF – Silva had a pair of hits (including a double), an RBI and a walk as Ponce picked up a win Sunday. On Saturday, Silva added three singles to his weekend tally, scoring two runs in a win. He owns a .343 average in Puerto Rico this winter.

Jonathan Mota, 3B – Mota was hitless in three at-bats Sunday. He also went 0-for-5 Saturday with three strikeouts.

Venezuela

Frank Del Valle, LHSP – Del Valle got the start Sunday, going 3.2 innings and giving up one earned run on four hits and five walks. He struck out two and has a 2.00 ERA.

Hector Rondon, RHP – Rondon pitched a scoreless eighth inning, striking out two while giving up a hit and two walks on Saturday.

Caribbean Leagues recap: 11/20/13

Not a lot of Cubs were in action throughout the Caribbean on Wednesday, but a few had strong outings for their respective teams, including Junior Lake and Marcus Hatley. Below are some highlights from yesterday’s Caribbean action.

Dominican Republic

Julio Borbon, LF – Borbon was 0-for-5 in five at-bats for Licey.

Junior Lake, CF — Lake recorded a two-run double, his second of the winter for the Estellas. He also scored a run in the win.

Mexico

Marcus Hatley, RHP – Hatley pitched a scoreless eighth inning, giving up no hits for Culiacan. His ERA is at 2.57.

Puerto Rico

Jonathan Mota, 3B – Mota was hitless in three at-bats, drawing a walk in a 3-1 Ponce win.

Rubi Silva, LF – Silva went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts for Ponce.

Arizona Fall League/Caribbean Leagues recap: 11/13/13

Mesa inched one game closer to wrapping up the division title with a 3-2 win Wednesday. Cubs prospect Matt Loosen started and picked up the win for the Solar Sox, and top prospects Albert Almora and Jorge Soler both recorded hits. Elsewhere, Junior Lake had a three-hit game in the Dominican. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Arizona Fall League

Albert Almora, CF – Almora led off the fourth inning with a single, but was thrown out stealing second. He went 1-for-4.

Wes Darvill, LF – Darvill went 0-for-3 at the plate Wednesday.

Matt Loosen, RHSP – It wasn’t the most efficient two innings, as Loosen gave up two hits and walked three. But he didn’t allow a runner to score and struck out one batter to earn his second win of the season (2-1). Loosen’s ERA is currently at 3.29.

Armando Rivero, RHP – Rivero entered in the sixth and gave up no hits and one walk in a scoreless inning, lowering his ERA to 4.91.

Jorge Soler, DH – Soler drew a walk in his second at-bat and added a double, finishing 1-for-3 on the afternoon.

Caribbean Leagues

Dominican Republic

Junior Lake, CF – Lake had a big day, going 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a pair of singles as Oriente picked up a 3-2 win.

Puerto Rico

Edwin Maysonet, SS – Maysonet was hitless in five at-bats, while batting second for Santurce Wednesday.

Jonathan Mota, 3B/1B – Mota went 0-for-3, but drew a pair of walks for Ponce.

Venezuela

Hector Rondon, RHP – Rondon gave up two earned runs on three hits in the ninth inning, but still recorded the win for Caracas.

Arizona Fall League/Caribbean Leagues recap: 11/12/13

The Cubs’ big three were all in the Solar Sox lineup Tuesday, and all three recorded a hit in an 8-1 Mesa win. In Puerto Rico, Edwin Maysonet had a three-hit day, and Marcus Hatley picked up a win for his club in Mexico. Here are some highlights from yesterday’s action.

Arizona Fall League

Albert Almora, CF – Almora stepped up with the the bases loaded in the second and singled to left to score Tyler Collins (Tigers) from third. That was his only hit of the day. He finished 1-for-4.

Kris Bryant, 3B – Bryant singled in the fifth for his only hit of the game, going 1-for-4.

Lendy Castillo, RHP – Castillo gave up an unearned run in the eighth inning and had some control issues. He walked three and struck out one. His ERA stands at 1.74.

Jorge Soler, RF – With a runner on second in the bottom of the first, Soler drove in the game’s first run on a single to center. He also drew a walk in the third to finish 1-for-3.

Caribbean Leagues

Dominican Republic

Junior Lake, CF – Lake had a pair of singles, going 2-for-4 with an RBI in an Oriente loss. He also stole his fourth base of the winter.

Mexico

Marcus Hatley, RHP – Hatley entered the game with one out in the top of the ninth and got both batters out before his team scored in the bottom half of the inning, giving Culiacan a 1-0 victory and Hatley his first win of the season (1-1).

Puerto Rico

Edwin Maysonet, SS – Maysonet went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored for Santurce.

Jonathan Mota, 3B – Mota had an RBI double and recorded a walk in a 1-for-3 showing Tuesday.

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