Cory Luebke threw 25 pitches to live hitters and felt good doing it

Christian Petersen

Besides the Josh Johnson signing, there's been more good news about the Padres starting rotation today.  Cory Luebke, who was out all last season recovering from Tommy John surgery, is finally starting to make some progress.

You may remember that his time table for a comeback was continually being pushed back over the summer.  Back in September I had even heard XX1090 host Coach Kentera say that Luebke may need further surgery and not be available for opening day.  You may further remember that I asked General Manager Josh Byrnes about this comment and he admitted that Luebke was still experiencing pain and stiffness, but wouldn't comment on a possible surgical solution.

Earlier this week Padres manager Bud Black told XX 1090 producer Marty Caswell that Luebke has been feeling better the last few weeks and was expected to throw some pitches here in San Diego.

Today UT reporter Bill Center tweeted out this morsel of information:

Twenty-five pitches may not be a lot to go on,  but it's progress.  Just the fact that he's feeling good is a relief.

SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Gaslamp Ball

You must be a member of Gaslamp Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gaslamp Ball. You should read them.

Join Gaslamp Ball

You must be a member of Gaslamp Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gaslamp Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker