The Cubs have not announced the deal but are expected to Thursday afternoon.
RHP Tommy Hunter is a free agent at the end of the season and is having a good year for the Orioles. Hunter is 2-2 with a 3.63 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 3.32 FIP. In 44 2/3 innings, Hunter has allowed 19 runs, 18 earned, on 41 hits with 11 walks and 32 strikeouts in 44 2/3 innings.
On the road the last two years, Tommy Hunter has a 1.85 ERA with 7.8 K per 9 innings.
OF Junior Lake played in 21 games for the Cubs this season. The 25-year old outfielder batted .224/.274/.345 with four doubles and a home run for a .619 OPS. Lake showed signs in the spring of becoming a more complete player but he was not able to make those same adjustments once the season started.
Tommy Hunter will take Junior Lake’s spot on the 40-man roster. Roster moves will have to be made to add RHP Dan Haren to the 40-man roster and both Haren and Hunter to the 25-man roster.