According to multiple reports, the Cubs will call up IF/OF Junior Lake prior to Friday’s game in Denver and place Brian Bogusevic on the 15-day DL with a left hamstring injury.
After starting the season on the DL with a stress fracture in the top right rib on his right side, Junior Lake has played both third base and right field over 40 games with the Iowa Cubs. Lake is hitting .295/.341/.462/.803 with ten doubles, two triples and four home runs. Lake has also swiped 14 bags in 19 tries.
Junior Lake is on the Cubs’ 40-man roster so the Cubs will not have to make another move before Lake is called up to make his big league debut.
Brian Bogusevic missed time with a tight left hamstring before returning to the starting lineup during the Cardinals’ series. Bogusevic aggravated his hamstring during Sunday night’s game and was lifted for pinch-hitter Cole Gillespie in the eighth inning. Bogusevic was hitting .261/.277/.326/.603 in 13 games for the Cubs with three doubles.
Julio Borbon should see the bulk of playing time in centerfield with Bogusevic on the shelf until David DeJesus is ready to return from the DL.