San Diego, CA (Sports Network) - The San Diego Padres reinstated five players
from the 60-day disabled list on Friday, including pitcher Cory Luebke.
The 27-year-old Luebke made five starts for the Padres in 2012 before
undergoing Tommy John surgery in late May. The southpaw went 3-1 while
pitching to a 2.61 ERA prior to injuring his throwing elbow on May 2.
The Padres also reinstated pitcher Joe Wieland, catcher Nick Hundley and
infielder/outfielders Kyle Blanks and James Darnell from the 60-day DL.
Wieland made his major league debut in 2012, making five starts but finished
0-4 with a 4.55 ERA before also requiring Tommy John surgery.
Hundley hit .157 with three homers and 22 RBI over 58 games with San Diego
last season, however his campaign was cut short after requiring arthroscopic
knee surgery in late August.
Appearing in just four games with the Padres in 2012, Blanks had his season
come to an end after straining his shoulder on April 14. Less than two weeks
later, the righty underwent shoulder surgery and was forced to sit out the
rest of the campaign.
Darnell also required season-ending shoulder surgery after being placed on the
disabled list in May. He played in just seven games, going 4-for-17 with a
double and a home run.
Lastly, the club designated pitcher Josh Spence and outfielder Blake Tekotte
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