The Cubs recalled outfielder Junior Lake from Triple-A Iowa on Monday and optioned right-handed reliever Brian Schlitter down to their highest affiliate. Lake, who was batting .289 with two doubles and eight RBIs in 13 games for Iowa, will be available when the Cubs play the Pirates on Monday night at Wrigley Field.
Lake, 25, has batted .243 (132-for-544) with 26 doubles, 15 home runs and 41 RBIs in 172 Major League games. He's played 85 games in left field, 63 games in center field and one game in right field for the Cubs over the past two seasons, and he hit .319 in 22 Cactus League games with Chicago in Spring Training.
Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.