Luebke Set For Season Debut


In a third (and final) move from the Padres’ system Sunday, left-handed starter Cory Luebke, considered by many to be one of the system’s top 10 prospects, was activated from the disabled list for Double-A San Antonio.

Luebke, 25, has not pitched this season due to a ribcage injury suffered in the spring. He went 11-4 with a 2.68 ERA across two levels in 2009.

It’s unknown as of now who will be dropped from San Antonio’s rotation to make room for Luebke. He takes the roster spot of reliever Mike DeMark, who was promoted to Triple-A, rather than a starting pitcher. Nate Culp would probably be the most likely candidate for the bullpen, and Corey Kluber is also a possibility.

It’s good to see another Padres prospect healthy.