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52 Cory Luebke SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/205 | Birthdate: 3/4/1985 | Birthplace: Maria Stein, OH | Bats/Throws: R/L | Team: San Diego | College: Ohio State | MLB Experience: 3 | Salary: $1,125,000 | Owned/Started%: 2/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Padres call up Brandon Maurer, send down Nick Vincent


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) The Padres sent RHP Nick Vincent to to Triple-A El Paso on Friday and called up RHP Brandon Maurer

Vincent is 0-1 with a 5.40 ERA for the Padres in three games this season. Maurer was 1-4, 4.65 for the Mariners last season. 

The team also moved pitcher Cory Luebke from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL with an elbow injury. 


Padres place Cory Luebke, Josh Johnson on 15-day DL


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Padres have placed pitchers Cory Luebke (elbow) and Josh Johnson (elbow) on the 15-day DL, the team announced Sunday.

Both are recovering from Tommy John surgeries and are on track to be back on the mound soon. Luebke threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session last week.


Padres' Cory Luebke throws 30 fastballs in bullpen Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Padres pitcher Cory Luebke threw about 30 fastballs his first bullpen session Sunday, U-T San Diego reports.

"It went well. We wanted to make sure we got through it with no pain and we accomplished that," Luebke said, per MLB.com. "I tried not to let it go too much but at the same time I wanted to get my work in and get my feet wet again. It was good to get the rust out. It's been going on three years. It's the first time I've thrown on a mound without pain in a long time."

Luebke is returning from two Tommy John surgeries and hasn't appeared in a game since April 2012.


Padres' Corey Luebke to throw off flat surface on Tuesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Padres pitcher Corey Luebke will start throwing off flat surface on Tuesday, in hopes of moving to mound work later in the week, according to MLB.com. Luebke is working his way back from a second Tommy John surgery in as many years, and is destined to remain behind in Arizona for extended spring training.

Padres' Josh Johnson, Cory Luebke progressing well in rehab


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) Padres pitchers Josh Johnson and Cory Luebke are still on their way back from Tommy John surgery, but manager Bud Black has been encouraged by their progress, reports MLB.com.

"They're on their way back. They're on a throwing protocol. J.J. is a little bit ahead of Corey in that regard. He's going to get to the mound later this month. I don't know the exact date. Corey is a little bit behind. But he's fine. His elbow feels good."

Lubke is hoping to be throwing off a flat surface in a week, but the team will be cautious with his recovery.

"And he's had a little bit of soreness through December and January where Josh hasn't," Black added.


Padres' Corey Luebke one month from throwing off mound?


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Padres pitcher Corey Luebke reported to camp Thursday and said he may be a month away from throwing off a mound as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery, U-T San Diego reports.

Luebke acknowledged that he won't be ready to pitch in games when camp breaks and that he might have to remain behind in Arizona for 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."

Wednesday marked the one-year anniversary of Luebke's second Tommy John surgery in as many years. He recently resumed throwing after taking several weeks off and is playing catch at 60 feet.


Gyorko, Smith, Maybin among Padres players tendered contracts


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Padres have tendered contracts to 32 players, including seven that were already under contract for the 2015 season. Those seven include: right-hander Joaquin Benoit, left-hander Cory Luebke, infielder Jedd Gyorko and outfielders Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Seth Smith and Will Venable.

Cory Luebke able to play catch


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Padres pitcher Cory Luebke started a throwing program Saturday, according to MLB.com.

Luebke is recovering after his second Tommy John surgery. His throwing schedule has been slightly altered this time around. Luebke will take more time between throwing sessions. There's still no timetable for his return. 


Cory Luebke could debut new mechanics after surgery


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Padres pitcher Cory Luebke was with the team shagging fly balls in the outfielder Tuesday, as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery.

Luebke is returning from his second Tommy John surgery in February, and is going about his recovery a bit differently, according to MLB.com. He recently began working out his shoulders, and is also putting extra time in on his hips and core with a specialist. He is also looking to change his mechanics, highlighting trouble areas that could lead to injuries.

"There will be some changes," Luebke said. "There's two or three things I was doing that didn't help the elbow, with my hips and my lead leg."

Luebke is out for the remainder of this season, and is aiming for a 2015 return. 


Cory Luebke hits 60-day disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Padres pitcher Cory Luebke has been placed on the 60-day disabled list, according to MLB.com.

Luebke had a second Tommy John surgery in February, so the move shouldn't come as a surprise. The team claimed outfielder Alex Castellanos off waivers, and had to make room for him on the 40-man roster.


Cory Luebke undergoes second Tommy John surgery


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) The reconstructive elbow surgery expected for Padres pitcher Cory Luebke has become a reality. It was his second Tommy John surgery and will probably extend his recovery into early in the 2015 season.

Cory Luebke to miss 2014 season, likely needs more surgery


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2014) Padres pitcher Cory Luebke will miss the 2014 season and is likely to undergo reconstructive surgery on his elbow for the second time, MLB.com reports.

An MRI Friday revealed that Luebke, who underwent Tommy John surgery in May 2012 and hasn't pitched since, has a tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.

"I feel bad for him … from 2011 through the first part of 2012, he was certainly on his way," general manager Josh Byrnes said. "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."

Luebke faces a long road of rehabilitation to prepare for a potential comeback in 2015 spring training.


Cory Luebke could begin season in bullpen


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/28/2013) Padres general manager Josh Byrnes is entertaining the idea of beginning pitcher Cory Luebke in the bullpen next season as he continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery, MLB.com reports.

Luebke split his one full season in the majors between the rotation and bullpen, making 17 starts and 29 relief appearances for the Padres in 2011 while posting a 3.29 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 154:44 K:BB ratio in 139 2/3 innings.


Cory Luebke throwing, in rotation mix for 2014


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/13/2013) MLB.com reports that Padres starting pitcher Cory Luebke has started his throwing program again after having been shut down in September with elbow soreness. Luebke has not pitched for the Padres since April 2012, as he had Tommy John surgery the following month.

According to Padres general manager Josh Byrnes, Luebke may only be about a week away from facing live batters, and there is some chance that he could be ready to compete for a rotation spot in spring training.


Padres activate Cory Luebke and Joe Wieland from 60-day DL


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/25/2013) The San Diego Padres activated pitchers Cory Luebke and Joe Wieland from the 60-day disabled list. The team DFA's Colt Hynes and Tommy Layne to make room for the duo. 

Luebke had Tommy John surgery in May 2012, but MLB.com's Corey Brock reports that he has yet to throw off a mound after suffering a recent setback. Wieland had Tommy John in June 2012, and also missed all of 2013. 


Cory Luebke shut down for season


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) The Padres have shut down pitcher Cory Luebke for the rest of the season after he felt elbow soreness during a bullpen session, MLB.com reports.

Luebke threw just four bullpen sessions on his way back from Tommy John surgery and may not be able to participate in winter ball as a result. Luebke owns a 3.27 ERA over 188 1/3 career innings.


Cory Luebke on course to pitch in winter ball


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) Padres starting pitcher Cory Luebke (elbow) threw 70 pitches during his third bullpen session Monday, according to U-T San Diego. He remains on track to pitch in winter ball.

Cory Luebke puts in time on mound


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2013) Padres pitcher Cory Luebke worked off a mound for the first time Tuesday since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May 2012, a big step in his recovery. Manager Bud Black seemed pleased with what he saw from Luebke, who has been cleared to throw another bullpen session Friday, according to MLB.com.

"The ball came out of his hand well; he had some velocity," Black said. "He's still got a lot of hurdles to clear. But it was good to see him turning the ball loose."

Luebke is expected to pitch in a winter league, either in the Dominican Republic as part of the team's instructional league, or for a team in the Caribbean winter league. Luebke is expected to be ready by the start of spring training next season, assuming he avoids any setbacks. 


Corey Luebke ready for side sessions


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2013) Padres pitcher Corey Luebke will throw a side session Tuesday in Arizona and another one over the weekend in Los Angeles, according to MLB.com. Luebke is not expected to pitch this season as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery in May 2012.

Corey Luebke completes first 'pen session since surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2013) Padres pitcher Corey Luebke threw his first bullpen session since having reconstructive elbow surgery in May 2012, MLB.com reports Tuesday. Luebke threw roughly 25 pain-free pitches in front of manager Bud Black.

"He looked good and felt fine, so that's a great sign," 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."

Padres duo 'unlikely' to pitch this season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2013) Padres manager Bud Black said Thursday it's "unlikely" starting pitchers Cory Luebke or Joe Wieland, who are both recovering from Tommy John surgery, will pitch in a major-league game this season. Black added, however, both pitchers might be available to pitch later this year in the instructional league, Arizona Fall League or winter ball.

Corey Luebke throws from 150 feet


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2013) Padres pitcher Corey Luebke has thrown from 150 feet as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery, U-T San Diego reports. Luebke has progressed past the point of his rehab where he was previously shut down twice and could be close to throwing from a mound.

Luebke last pitched for the Padres on April 27, 2012.


Cory Luebke may not pitch in 2013


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) Padres manager Bud Black said Saturday that pitcher Cory Luebke, may not pitch in 2013, according to 1090 AM radio in San Diego.

Luebke has been recovering from Tommy John surgery since last May, and had his throwing program stopped for the second time in a span of a month. He is expected to resume his throwing program in 2-3 weeks.

Cory Luebke set down again


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2013) Padres pitcher Cory Luebke, who has been recovering from Tommy John surgery since last May, had his throwing program stopped for a second time this month Saturday. Lubeke had progressed to playing catch off a mound.

Luebke was shut down earlier in May after feeling pain in his throwing elbow, though that was not considered serious. 


Cory Luebke taking 'break' after elbow flares up


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2013) Padres starting pitcher Cory Luebke, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery last year, felt some pain in his elbow last week after playing catch, so the Padres are taking a cautious approach, per MLB.com.

"He's going to take a break from throwing and reassess things," Padres manager Bud Black said, adding that Luebke and physical therapist Rick Stauffer "don't seem to be too concerned by what's happened."

Prior to last week's minor setback, Luebke progressed to playing catch off a mound.

"His progressions were great," Black said. "It's just a little sore. He did the right thing by letting Rick know that it was a little sore. But he had been hitting all of his marks."