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.
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