Cory Luebke is the most recent Padres pitcher to experience an injury. We can only hope it's not serious. (Kelley L. Cox - US PRESSWIRE)

Sore Elbow to Keep Padres' Cory Luebke Out At Least One Start


San Diego’s pitching injuries could fill a medical journal this year. Throughout the minors and majors, names like

Tim Stauffer, Dustin Moseley, Casey Kelly, Micah Owings, and now Cory Luebke have experienced injuries or pain.

Luebke is experiencing tightness and soreness after his last start so the Padres will hold him out if action for at least one start. The San Diego Union Tribune quoted Luebke on the injury:

It kind of tightened up a bit in the fourth in San Francisco. I started getting additional treatment that night. It’s significantly better. I’m happy the way it has responded to treatment

Luebke is 3-1 this season with a 2.61 ERA. His three wins represent 38% of the Padres total wins so far this year.

Jeff Suppan was recalled from Triple-A Tucson to make Luebke’s start on Wednesday. Suppan is 0-1 with a 12.15 ERA in two starts for Tucson.

With the best pitcher on the Major League team sidelined for at least a start, the Padres take a major hit. Luebke’s success has been the one bright spot for these 2012 Padres, and he was twice been the losing streak stopper for the team.

This seems to be just the latest in a string of injuries to the Padres. It’s not likely to be the last, but could be the most significant.

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