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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
Contract: view contract details

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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Blue Jays are interested in free agent left-hander Cory Luebke.
Luebke turns 31 in March and hasn't pitched in the majors since 2012 due to a pair of Tommy John surgeries. It would simply be an upside play and likely won't cost much at this point. Wed, Dec 16, 2015 03:53:00 PM

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Cory Luebke has elected free agency.

The Padres declined his $7.5 million club option and outrighted him off the 40-man roster, so he'll test the waters of free agency. The 30-year-old southpaw hasn't pitched since 2012 due to multiple Tommy John surgeries, so he'll likely have to settle for a minor league or incentive-laden deal this winter.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Padres GM A.J. Preller indicated that the club intends to discuss bringing Cory Luebke back into the fold.

Luebke's $7.5 million club option for 2016 was declined on Wednesday, but that doesn't mean the 30-year-old southpaw's completely done with the Padres. Preller said that the team plans on talking with the pitcher about a possible return. Luebke last pitched in 2012. Since then, he's undergone multiple Tommy John surgeries, plus an August procedure to remove loose bodies surrounding a forearm nerve. Should he return, it will almost certainly be on a cheaper deal.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 04:35:00 PM

Padres declined LHP Cory Luebke's $7.5 million club option for 2016.

It's not a surprise at this point, as Luebke hasn't thrown a pitch in the majors since 2012 while recovering from multiple Tommy John surgery. He underwent another surgery this past August to remove loose bodies around a nerve in his forearm. Luebke will receive a $1.75 million buyout and test his luck in free agency. He turns 31 years old next March.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 02:42:00 PM

Cory Luebke (elbow, forearm) has resumed playing catch.

Luebke had surgery last month to remove loose bodies around a nerve in his forearm. He's also still in the process of returning from a second Tommy John surgery and won't make it back this season. The Padres are likely hoping he can pitch in fall and/or winter ball.
Wed, Aug 19, 2015 02:58:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 07:46:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 05:39:00 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.
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 08:08:00 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.
Sat, Jun 20, 2015 11:56:00 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.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 08:25:00 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.
Tue, May 26, 2015 08:44:00 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.
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 08:24:00 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.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 07:19:00 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.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 06:14:00 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.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 11:28:00 AM

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