Luebke's 2016 option was declined Wednesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The 30-year-old has undergone two Tommy John surgeries since 2012 and also underwent surgery in July to relieve pressure in his left elbow, so the Padres weren't expected to pick up his option. Luebke will now become a free agent this offseason, but it's unclear what kind of offers the left-hander might receive due to his well-documented injury history.
Padres starting pitcher Cory Luebke, who's undergone two Tommy John surgeries, received good news as a result of latest procedure, per MLB.com. The ulnar collateral ligament in Luebke's elbow is strong, which can be a good step in his recovery.
Cory Luebke's return from a pair of Tommy John surgeries will be delayed for at least a few more weeks. The Padres' left-hander underwent surgery on Friday to free up a nerve around some scar tissue in his elbow. The left-hander will be able to resume throwing in about 3-4 weeks, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Luebke hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2012 after undergoing the pair of reconstrutive surgeries.
Padres starting pitcher Cory Luebke will take five days off after an MRI on Tuesday revealed a flexor strain in his elbow, according to MLB.com. The ligament is fine and the team will re-evaluate Luebke's status after the five days of rest. Luebke, who is working his way back from two Tommy John surgeries, has posted a 3.86 ERA in seven outings (three starts) in the minors this season. He has four strikeouts and four walks in seven innings.
Padres pitcher Cory Luebke suffered a setback in his recovery from two Tommy John surgeries. Luebke experienced discomfort in his elbow after his most recent minor league rehab appearance. Luebke returned to San Diego and will meet with the team doctor on Tuesday, per MLB.com.
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