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Rotowire: Feb 19 / 5:58p ET
News: Luebke (elbow) said Thursday that he will not be ready to pitch in major league games by Opening Day, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Impact: Luebke expects to start throwing off a mound in about a month, which wouldn't give him enough time to prepare for games by early April. He would likely stick around at extended spring training, with hopes to make his return at some point after the first few weeks of the season.
Rotowire: Jan 28 / 2:28p ET
News: Luebke (elbow) could be ready by the start of spring training, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Luebke underwent Tommy John surgery last February, and while the typical timetable for a return is 12-to-18 months, that timetable was by no means concrete given that it was his second career Tommy John surgery. The 30-year-old last pitched in 2012, posting a 2.61 ERA in five appearances.