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Cory Luebke | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 3/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Padres placed LHP Cory Luebke on the 60-day disabled list.
The move was made in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for the addition of Alex Castellanos. Luebke, of course, will miss the 2014 season while recovering from a second Tommy John surgery. Mar 7 - 2:46 PM

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Cory Luebke (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday.

Padres general manager Josh Byrnes confirmed the news and added that the surgery went well. This is the second Tommy John surgery for Luebke and he'll now be sidelined through at least the early part of 2015. He hasn't thrown a pitch in the majors since April 27, 2012.
Feb 19 - 2:40 PM

Cory Luebke (elbow) will meet with Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola on February 17, and will likely undergo his second Tommy John surgery the following day.

It's a very tough break for the talented southpaw, who will miss the entirety of the 2014 season and could miss part of the 2015 campaign as well depending on how well he progresses through the recovery process.
Feb 8 - 3:20 PM

Cory Luebke will miss all of the 2014 season after it's been determined that he'll require a second Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.

Luebke felt pain in the elbow back in September and was shut down, but he was able to throw from a mound with no issues a couple months later. However, an MRI last Friday revealed a re-tear of his ulnar collateral ligament, which means he's set to go under the knife again. "I feel bad for him … from 2011 through the first part of 2012, he was certainly on his way," said Padres general manager Josh Byrnes. "This is a real setback. There's been a lot of missed time. Hopefully in a year or so, he can get back to being Cory Luebke. This whole thing has been a mystery."
Feb 4 - 8:41 PM

According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, Padres general manager Josh Byrnes is considering using Cory Luebke out of the bullpen to begin the season.

The 28-year-old southpaw missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Byrnes indicated that they may play it safe as they ease him back into action, beginning the season in the bullpen to limit his workload, while building up his arm strength before transitioning to the rotation. While it's a great idea from the Padres perspective, it would severely limit Luebke's fantasy value for 2014.
Sat, Dec 28, 2013 06:30:00 PM

Padres general manager Josh Byrnes said Tuesday that Cory Luebke (elbow) has "thrown off a mound a couple of times" recently.

"Luebke's been good," Byrnes said. "He's thrown off a mound a couple of times, and he's probably going to come out to San Diego in a week or two and throw to some hitters." Luebke had multiple setbacks along the way in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, missing the entire 2013 season. The Padres are hoping he'll be ready to roll at the start of spring training.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 09:51:00 PM

Padres activated LHP Cory Luebke from the 60-day disabled list.

It's a procedural move in order to stick him back on the 40-man roster. Luebke missed all of 2013 while recovering from Tommy John surgery and had multiple setbacks along the way. The Padres are hoping he'll be ready to compete for a rotation spot in spring training.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 02:11:00 PM

Cory Luebke (elbow) will have his arm examined by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Tim Kremchek in Cincinnati this week.

Luebke has been shut down three times in his comeback from Tommy John surgery, and the Padres want to get a handle on his situation going into the offseason. Manager Bud Black admitted to having some concern. "Anybody who's in this stage of a rehab and they're not over the hump, you always worry," Black said. "You're always worried, and in this case just because of the position he plays and the pain is near the same spot. There is probably a little bit more concern than in most cases."
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 09:12:00 PM

Cory Luebke (elbow) has been shut down for the remainder of the 2013 season.

Luebke, who his working his way back from Tommy John surgery, threw just four bullpen sessions and has been complaining of renewed elbow soreness. The next step will be a visit with Dr. Kremchek. At this point, his availability to pitch in winter ball could be at risk.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 05:28:00 PM

Cory Luebke (elbow) threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session on Friday, the second such session he's had this week.

This comes on the heels of Luebke tossing 70 pitches during his first session earlier in the week. He is extremely unlikely to return this season, but will pitch in Winter ball and should be completely recovered and ready to contribute in 2014.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 09:23:00 PM

Cory Luebke (elbow) is scheduled to throw two side sessions this week.

Luebke resumed his throwing program earlier this month, but is unlikely to return this season. He remains on track to be completely recovered from Tommy John surgery for spring training next year.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 08:29:00 PM

Cory Luebke (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.

It's the first time he's thrown off a mound since last May's Tommy John surgery. Luebke has had a few setbacks along the way and isn't expected to return this season. "He looked good and felt fine, so that's a great sign," Padres manager Bud Black said. "There's been a couple setbacks along the way and that happens, and today was a good sign. It's just another little step, there's still a lot of ground to cover."
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 10:46:00 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said Thursday that it's "unlikely" Cory Luebke (elbow) and Joe Wieland (elbow) will return this season.

It’s unlikely that we will see them in a major league game this season," Black said of Luebke and Wieland. Both have had multiple setbacks in their recovery from Tommy John surgery. Luebke is throwing again, while Wieland is currently shut down with triceps soreness. They should be fine by spring training next year, but they're simply going to run out of time this season.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 08:50:00 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said there's a "definite possibility" that Cory Luebke (elbow) won't pitch in 2013.

Luebke is currently working his way back from Tommy John surgery and has been shut down since last month with renewed soreness in his elbow. He will try to resume a throwing program in 2-3 weeks. While the Padres aren't counting on anything from Luebke right now, they haven't completely ruled out a mid-August return.
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 04:20:00 PM

Cory Luebke (elbow) has had his throwing program stopped for the second time this year in his attempt to return from Tommy John surgery.

Luebke was shut down in early March before resuming sessions of catch on April 1, and he had progressed to throwing off a mound before this latest setback. Obviously none of this bodes well for his mission to return to live major league games by the All-Star break.
Sat, May 18, 2013 06:46:00 PM

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