The Pirates have announced that southpaw Cory Luebke has been given his unconditional release, according to several media members (including MLB.com’s Adam Berry). Luebke was released after he refused an assignment to Triple-A.
The Bucs designated Luebke for assignment earlier this week, ending a rough stint for the left-hander in Pittsburgh’s bullpen. Luebke posted a 9.35 ERA over 8 2/3 innings, with 11 walks to nine strikeouts. It was Luebke’s first taste of big league action since 2012 as his career was sidelined by multiple injuries, including two Tommy John surgeries.
Check out the MLBTR DFA Tracker for information on the many players currently awaiting their next assignment.
How long will it take for the Angels to pick this gem up?
WOW!!! We have Salas and Morin… Luebke will be a fantastic addition to this worthless bullpen….
Wasn’t he good at one time?
Before should troubles
before injuries yes
He had two Tommy John surgeries.
Pirates’ junkyard projects have stopped working this year. Except for Matt Joyce.
Maybe now they can only help position players? Ryan Howard to be Pirates’ 2017 1B and NL MVP? lol