By Jason Shetler
The Pirates anticipate Cory Luebke getting into game action later this week, this according to Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Luebke signed with the Pirates on a minor league deal in February. The 31-year-old lefty was drafted as a first round supplemental pick of the San Diego Padres in 2007. Luebke pitched three seasons with San Diego where he posted a 3.25 ERA with a 111 ERA+before undergoing a pair of Tommy John surgeries that hasn’t allowed him to pitch in the big leagues since 2012. A few weeks ago, he suffered a strained hamstring. Luebke is hoping to win a spot in the Pirates bullpen as a second lefty arm with Eric O’Flaherty being his only true competition.