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Cory Luebke | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/4/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Cory Luebke underwent surgery on Friday to remove loose bodies around a nerve in his forearm.
It was a relatively minor procedure, but he won't be able to resume throwing for 3-4 weeks. He's in the process of recovery from a second Tommy John surgery and at this time there is no clear timetable for his return to the Padres. Jul 17 - 7:46 PM

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An MRI taken Tuesday on Cory Luebke's left elbow showed a flexor strain.

The good news is that his ulnar collateral ligmanet -- which has been repaired now twice via Tommy John surgery -- was found to have no new structural damage. Luebke will be pulled off his minor league rehab assignment and remains sidelined indefinitely.
Jul 8 - 5:39 PM

Cory Luebke will be examined in San Diego on Tuesday after feeling discomfort in his left elbow in his last rehab start.

Well, that's not good. Luebke, of course, is making his way back from a second Tommy John surgery. The left-hander has allowed three runs over seven innings across in first seven rehab appearances.
Jul 6 - 8:08 PM

Cory Luebke made his third minor league rehab start on Friday, allowing one run on one hit in one inning of work for High-A Lake Elsinore.

Luebke got one ground out and a pair of fly balls in his inning of work. The Padres are taking things very cautiously in his recovery from a second Tommy John surgery, and he isn't expected to be an option for the rotation until after the All-Star break.
Jun 20 - 11:56 AM

Cory Luebke (elbow) tossed a scoreless inning Saturday in his first rehab start with High-A Elsinore.

Luebke needed 14 pitches to complete the 1-2-3 frame. Making his way back from a second Tommy John surgery, Luebke could be an option for the Padres' rotation just after the All-Star break.
Jun 14 - 8:25 AM

Cory Luebke (elbow) is scheduled to throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

He recently began throwing live batting practice and is ready to take the next step. Working his way back from a second Tommy John surgery, Luebke is hoping to be an option for the Padres in the second half.
May 26 - 8:44 PM

Padres transferred LHP Cory Luebke to the 60-day disabled list.

This is nothing more than a procedural move to create a spot on the 40-man roster for Chris Rearick who was recalled on Friday. Luebke is still in the process of rehabilitating following his second Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to rejoin the Padres until around midseason.
Apr 10 - 8:24 PM

Padres placed LHP Cory Luebke on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left elbow.

Luebke continues to recover from a second Tommy John surgery and won't be an option to rejoin the Padres until around midseason. It's unlikely that the 30-year-old holds much fantasy value in 2015.
Apr 5 - 7:19 PM

Cory Luebke (elbow) said that he felt great after Sunday's bullpen session.

"It felt like my old arm again" Luebke noted after the 30-pitch session. He'll repeat the same process again in 3-4 days and is still at least a month away from facing live hitters. The 30-year-old hurler is working his way back from a second Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to rejoin the Padres until midseason.
Mar 29 - 6:14 PM

Cory Luebke (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Sunday.

It will be the first time he's thrown off a mound since having a second Tommy John surgery last February. Luebke hasn't appeared in a game since April of 2012 and still has a long road ahead of him, but he could potentially be a factor for the Padres around midseason.
Mar 29 - 11:28 AM

Cory Luebke (elbow) is aiming to begin throwing off a mound sometime next week.

Luebke is recovering from his second Tommy John surgery and there's no timetable for when he might become an option for the Padres. The 30-year-old lefty hasn't pitched in a major league game since the 2012 season.
Mar 16 - 3:31 PM

Cory Luebke (elbow) estimated Thursday that he's a month away from throwing off a mound.

Making his way back from a second Tommy John surgery, Luebke has gone through a long-toss program and is currently playing catch at 60 feet. He's set to begin the season in extended spring training. "But I'm hoping early part of the season to be facing hitters," he said. "I'm not naive enough to think -- I mean, it's been three years almost (since Luebke's first Tommy John surgery). There is a difference between getting healthy and competing."
Feb 19 - 7:51 PM's Corey Brock reports that Cory Luebke (elbow) "will be ready to go at the start of spring training or if he's behind it won't be by much."

It's a surprise given that Luebke had his second Tommy John surgery last February, but evidently his rehab has gone well. Whether the left-hander is able to regain his pre-operation stuff is another matter. Fantasy owners should keep close tabs on Luebke this spring but would be wise not to get their hopes up.
Jan 16 - 4:27 PM

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

Luebke underwent a second Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last February and is not expected to be ready for the start of the 2015 season. He'll likely be placed back on the disabled list before Opening Day.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 07:03:00 PM

Cory Luebke (elbow) has started playing catch from 45 feet three times per week.

Luebke had his second Tommy John surgery in February, so this is a preliminary step in the recovery process. Luebke isn't expected back until the middle of the 2015 season.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 07:01:00 PM

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