Jays claim outfielder Junior Lake off waivers from Orioles
DEC 18, 5:26p ET | AP
Rotowire: Dec 18 / 12:02p ET
News: Lake was claimed by the Blue Jays on Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.
Impact: Lake was DFA'd by the Orioles a week ago after splitting time between Triple-A and Baltimore over the final few months of the season. The outfielder will likely begin the season in Triple-A for the Jays organization, and he's unlikely to make a significant impact at the major league level in 2016.
StatsLLC: Dec 18 / 12:00a ET
News: Lake has been claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles
Impact: Lake hit .200 with one homer and five RBIs in 29 games this year from the Chicago Cubs and Orioles. He has a .237 average with 16 homers, 46 RBIs and 15 steals in parts of six big league seasons.
Rotowire: Dec 10 / 2:13p ET
News: Lake was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Thursday.
Impact: He rode the shuttle between Triple-A and Baltimore over the final couple months after the Cubs cut bait, logging all of 22 plate appearances in three separate stints with the big club. Given his contact woes and struggles against same-handed pitching, Lake seems likely to receive limited opportunities wherever he lands next.