The Orioles have designated Travis Snider for assignment and called up outfielder Junior Lake, who was obtained in the Tommy Hunter trade last week with the Chicago Cubs, the team announced Friday.
Snider, who the Orioles acquired for two minor league pitchers in the offseason, hit just .237 with three homers and 20 RBIs in 69 games.
Lake, 25, is in the Orioles’ starting lineup Friday against the Los Angeles Angels, batting eighth and serving as the DH. The right-handed hitter batted .333 with two stolen bases in four games with Triple-A Norfolk after joining the Orioles organization last Friday.
He is a career .241 hitter in parts of three seasons...