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Collin McHugh | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 191
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Berry College
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 18 (0) / NYM
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Collin McHugh (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi on Friday.
McHugh has been out all season with a posterior impingement in his right elbow but he made nice progress lately. The hope is that he'll be an option for the Astros' rotation just after the All-Star break. Jun 27 - 4:54 PM

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Collin McHugh (elbow) threw all of his pitches in a simulated game Saturday.

He figures to be cleared for a rehab assignment soon. Out all season with a posterior impingement in his right elbow, McHugh is on track to rejoin the Astros' rotation just after the All-Star break.
Jun 25 - 2:48 PM

Collin McHugh (elbow) threw his first live batting practice session on Tuesday in Florida.

The workout went well and McHugh is now scheduled to throw a simulated game later this week. A minor league rehab assignment could soon follow. The 30-year-old starter has been on the disabled list all season due to a posterior impingement in his right elbow. If all goes smoothly from here, he should be an option for the Astros' rotation around mid-to-late July.
Jun 21 - 1:42 PM

Collin McHugh (elbow) played catch on Saturday.

McHugh is expected to face live hitters next week, either in Houston or at the team's spring training in Arizona. He's been sidelined all year with a posterior impingement in his right elbow.
Jun 17 - 7:00 PM

Astros transferred RHP Collin McHugh from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

McHugh (elbow) told reporters Thursday that he is aiming to make his season debut around the All-Star break. This move clears a 40-man roster spot for top pitching prospect Francis Martes, who will join the Astros' bullpen on Thursday night.
Jun 8 - 3:21 PM

Collin McHugh (elbow) said Thursday that he is aiming to return around the All-Star break.

McHugh has thrown four bullpen sessions, but he has yet to work in any breaking balls. They've been fastball and changeup workouts. "Once I can throw all my pitches, it's just a matter of getting a couple of bullpens under my belt, feeling comfortable enough to see some live hitters and do a live BP or two, and then go out on rehab," McHugh told MLB.com. "I don't know what the timetable for that is necessarily, but it's a little clearer today than it was two weeks ago." The starter has been out all season with a posterior impingement in his right elbow.
Jun 8 - 3:15 PM

Collin McHugh (elbow) threw off a mound on Thursday.

It's McHugh's first mound session since injuring his elbow in early April. It's another step forward in his recovery, but there's still no timetable for McHugh's return.
May 25 - 5:16 PM

There remains no timetable for when Collin McHugh (elbow) will resume throwing off a mound.

McHugh resumed throwing on flat ground earlier this month but isn't ready to try things from the bump yet. He's been out all season with arm issues.
May 19 - 5:29 PM

Collin McHugh (elbow) told reporters Tuesday that he could begin playing catch this weekend.

McHugh was shut down again in early April after being diagnosed with a posterior impingement in his right elbow, but he's about ready to ramp things up with the calendar turning to May. The right-hander probably won't be an option for the Astros' rotation until sometime in June.
May 2 - 6:48 PM

Collin McHugh has been shut down for the next six weeks after being diagnosed with a posterior impingement of his right elbow.

McHugh had to leave his minor league rehab start on Thursday due to tightness in his elbow and now we know the real issue. He did undergo an MRI that showed his UCL is intact, which is at least a bit of good news. It would be a surprise to see him on a big league mound before June. Mike Fiers should continue to occupy a spot in the Astros' rotation in the meantime.
Apr 8 - 1:54 PM

Collin McHugh (arm) exited his rehab start on Thursday with tightness in his right elbow and biceps.

McHugh has returned to Houston to be examined by team doctors, and he'll surely undergo an MRI. It's potentially a big setback for a guy who has dealt with arm issues since the beginning of spring training (although the previous problems were described as a "dead arm" phase). If McHugh has to miss significant time, it means that Joe Musgrove's and Mike Fiers' rotation spots should be safe for a while.
Apr 7 - 5:11 PM

Collin McHugh (arm) lasted just one inning in Thursday's rehab start for Triple-A Fresno, allowing three runs, three hits and one walk versus Reno.

McHugh called a trainer out to the mound after throwing a few warmup pitches in the second inning. This would indicate he suffered some sort of setback. McHugh threw just 26 pitches before exiting.
Apr 6 - 11:32 PM

Collin McHugh (arm) is scheduled to make a rehab start with Triple-A Fresno on Thursday.

McHugh appears to be over his "dead arm" phase and is hoping that his rehab outing Thursday will be the only one he needs before rejoining the Astros' rotation. However, a decision on that surely depends not only on how McHugh looks and feels Thursday, but perhaps also on how Joe Musgrove and Mike Fiers pitch.
Apr 3 - 5:15 PM

Collin McHugh (arm) said that his simulated game on Saturday went well and that he remains on track with his rehab schedule.

The right-hander threw 65 pitches during the game and said afterwards that he's still feeling good. He's expected to need at least a couple of minor league rehab starts before he's ready to join the Astros' rotation at some time in mid-April.
Apr 2 - 5:20 PM

Astros placed RHP Collin McHugh on the 10-day disabled list with right arm fatigue.

McHugh dealt with a "dead arm" this spring and is expected to need a minor league start or two before being activated. Joe Musgrove is filling in for him.
Apr 2 - 1:11 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Nori Aoki
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Lance McCullers
3Collin McHugh
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Brad Peacock
7David Paulino
8Francis Martes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tony Sipp
6Michael Feliz
7Jandel Gustave
8James Hoyt
9Ashur Tolliver
10Reymin Guduan