Luebke's progression slowed but not set back

Luebke's progression slowed but not set back

SAN DIEGO -- No one is quite ready to call it a setback, but Padres pitcher Cory Luebke -- working his way back from Tommy John surgery in 2012 -- had some pain in his left elbow after playing catch off a mound Monday at Petco Park.

"He's going to take a break from throwing and reassess things," Padres manager Bud Black said, adding that Luebke and physical therapist Rick Stauffer "don't seem to be too concerned by what's happened."

Luebke, who had his throwing program halted for six weeks earlier this year, had progressed up to the point where he was playing catch off a mound -- not throwing a bullpen session.

"His progressions were great," Black said. "It's just a little sore. He did the right thing by letting Rick know that it was a little sore. But he had been hitting all of his marks."

Luebke had reconstructive elbow surgery last May. Teammate Joe Wieland, who had the same surgery in July, threw 100 pitches off a mound last week in Arizona.

Corey Brock is a reporter for Keep track of @FollowThePadres on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.