Peoria, AZ (Sports Network) - The San Diego Padres on Friday agreed to terms
with pitcher Cory Luebke on a contract extension to keep the lefty with the
club through at least the 2015 season.
Luebke posted a 6-10 mark along 3.29 earned run average in 46 games, 17
starts, behind a 9.9 strikeouts per nine innings mark in 2011. He struck out
154 batters in his first full major league season, the second-most ever
recorded by a Padres rookie.
"Cory is a talented, athletic pitcher," said San Diego general manager Josh
Byrnes. "He is a high-character player who continues to improve. We feel that
he is well-positioned to build on his 2011 success."
The Padres also retained club options for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
The Ohio State product was selected as a supplemental first-round pick (63rd
overall) by San Diego in the 2007 MLB Draft, and made his professional debut
in 2010, striking out 18 hitters over 17 2/3 innings in four appearances.
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