Cory Luebke set for Tommy John surgery
Padres lefty Cory Luebke is slated for reconstructive elbow surgery. He'll miss the remainder of the 2012 season.
Despite earlier hopes that non-surgical rehab would be possible, Padres lefty Cory Luebke will soon undergo Tommy John surgery. "We looked at rehab choices, but there was no chance of me making a start until mid-August," Luebke said. "After talking to some of the doctors and people who have been through it, we knew the ligament wasn't going to heal itself."
Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that Luebke isn't expected to return until mid-May of 2013. He'll undergo the procedure on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
This news comes barely two months after Luebke signed a four-year, $12-million contract extension that also includes team options for 2016 and 2017.
The 27-year-old Luebke has a 3.25 ERA in 188.1 career innings at the major-league level.
For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnBaseball on Twitter, subscribe to the RSS feed and "like" us on Facebook.
The Cardinals have long coveted the Miami outfielder
The superstar slugger is eligible for free agency after next season
The veteran second baseman remains a useful regular
The Indians may be seeking a left-handed hitter in return
NBC Sports California has cut ties with the former A's slugger after a string of inappropriate...
Pineda figures to miss most of the 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery