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Padres place LHP Luebke on DL with strained elbow


SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Padres have placed left-hander Cory Luebke on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left elbow.

Luebke, who is 3-1 with a 2.61 ERA, said he began to feel soreness in his elbow during his last start, a 5-3 win Friday at San Francisco.

To replace him as San Diego's starter on Wednesday night against Milwaukee, the Padres purchased the contract of right-hander Jeff Suppan from Triple-A Tucson. To make room for Suppan on the 40-man roster, San Diego moved infielder/outfielder Kyle Blanks, who has a strained left shoulder, from the 15-day DL to the 60-day.

Suppan, signed by the Padres to a minor-league contract in the offseason, has played in parts of 17 major league seasons and will make his first appearance since Oct. 3, 2010 with St. Louis.

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