Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:13:20 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow), who is making his way back from two Tommy John surgeries, has moved his rehab assignment to Class AA San Antonio after three one-inning outings with Class A Lake Elsinore. He will make a start with San Antonio Tuesday, June 23.
Fantasy Tip: Luebke could return later this season, but he's unlikely to carry much fantasy value. If he doesn't suffer any setbacks in his return, Luebke could be worth a late-round flier heading into the 2016 season if he cracks the starting rotation.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:27:12 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) is expected to be ready for spring training, according to sources. Luebke is recovering from a 2014 Tommy John surgery, and he also had the procedure done in 2012.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:21:59 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) played catch from 45 feet three times this past week.
Wed, 28 May 2014 09:59:45 -0700
San Diego Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) is working more on his hips and core more than he ever has before during his rehab from his second Tommy John surgery. "There will be some changes," Luebke said when asked if his pitching mechanics will be different when he returns to the mound. "There's two or three things I was doing that didn't help the elbow, with my hips and my lead leg." Luebke is hoping to return some time in 2015.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:50:32 -0700
The San Diego Padres placed SP Cory Luebke (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list over the weekend.
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:24:58 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) said he's optimistic he'll return to pitch after undergoing his second Tommy John surgery since 2012. There was a "pretty good tear" when he went in for surgery, and the tendon graft in his first surgery wasn't accepted by his body. Dr. James Andrews used a tendon from Luebke's right knee to secure the tendon to the bone.
Sat, 08 Feb 2014 19:42:38 -0800
San Diego Padres RP Cory Luebke (elbow) is scheduled to meet with renowned Dr. James Andrews at his Florida office Feb. 17, with surgery scheduled for the following day. Luebke had Tommy John surgery May 23, 2013, encountered setbacks, and had an MRI which showed a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament, meaning he'll need a second surgery.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:30:55 -0800
San Diego Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) will miss the 2014 season and likely will need to undergo a second reconstructive elbow surgery. An MRI on his elbow showed a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament.
Mon, 30 Dec 2013 01:46:41 -0800
Despite signing free-agent RP Joaquin Benoit (Tigers) on Saturday, Dec. 28, the San Diego Padres are still in the market for extra bullpen help if it comes up. The team has floated the idea of using SP Cory Luebke in relief as he works back from injury.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:18:37 -0800
San Diego Padres SPs Cory Luebke (elbow) and Joe Wieland (elbow) both threw off a mound against live hitters this fall in their rehabs.