Cory Luebke set for Tommy John surgery

Cory Luebke

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 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.

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