Orioles recall Junior Lake from Triple-A Norfolk, designate Travis Snider for assignment

The Orioles have recalled outfielder Junior Lake from Triple-A Norfolk, who will join the club tonight in Anaheim. To make room for Lake, they designated outfielder Travis Snider for assignment.

Lake came to the Orioles from the Cubs in a trade for reliever Tommy Hunter just hours before the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31. He reported to Triple-A Norfolk, where he appeared in four games, batting .333 with four hits and a pair of stolen bases. In parts of three seasons with the Cubs, the 25-year-old is a career .241 hitter with 16 home runs and 46 RBIs in 193 games at the major league level.


When the team acquired Lake, executive vice president Dan Duquette said the young right-handed hitter showed promise and having him join the Orioles before the end of the season was a possibility. Duquette was in Norfolk over the past few days and had the opportunity to see Lake in person.

Apparently, he liked what he saw.

Snider, meanwhile, appeared in 69 games for the Orioles this season. He batted .237 with three home runs in his first season with the club.

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