Padres’ Cory Luebke facing second Tommy John surgery, out for 2014 season
Summary of 5 articles · Updated Feb 5, 2014
Hopefully in a year or so, he can get back to being Cory Luebke. Padres left-hander Cory Luebke will miss his second consecutive season after it was determined that he'll need a second reconstructive surgery on his left elbow. The following season, Luebke made five starts for the Padres, going 3-1 with a 2.61 ERA before being shut down due to the first elbow injury. "I feel bad for him ... Over 17 starts and 29 relief appearances, Luebke went 6-10 with a 3.29 ERA in 2011. In September, after his rehabilitation was halted because of pain, Luebke visited orthopedic surgeon Dr. Timothy Kremchek in Cincinnati. He missed all of last season while rehabilitating the elbow from his first Tommy John surgery on May 23, 2012. That impressed the Padres front office enough to offer him a three-year, $12 million extension with club options for 2016-17, which he signed during spring training.