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Dec. 5 Cubs Recap

Dec. 5 Cubs Recap

Junior Lake continues to log innings in center field as the 23-year-old prepares for the 2014 season at Wrigley in the DWL. In off-field news, the Cubs lost their Rule 5 pick due to a grievance filed by the Phillies.

Cubs lose Rule 5 pick Due to a grievance filed by the Philadelphia Phillies when the Cubs selected Lendy Castillo in the 2011 Rule 5 draft, the Phillies will receive the Cubs 2013 Rule 5 pick (# 4 overall) as compensation. The rule states a player must be active for at least 90 days. Castillo broke camp... Recommended Stories

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