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Collin McHugh | Relief 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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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports writes that Collin McHugh could be available in a trade.
The Astros are loaded with starting pitcher depth, so it's not a huge surprise to hear that McHugh could be had in the right deal. As Heyman notes, he's due $5 million in 2018, and he's under team control through 2019 with one more arbitration-eligible season. Heyman also mentions the Twins and Orioles were interested in the right-hander earlier this season, and the Reds, Mariners, Brewers and Rangers as clubs still looking for starting pitching. Mar 23 - 9:50 AM

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Collin McHugh surrendered three runs -- two earned -- in three innings Tuesday in a no-decision versus the Mets.

McHugh has allowed five earned runs and eight hits over 6 2/3 innings to date. The Astros wouldn't mind trading him, but it'll take a decent offer, something they seem less likely to get if McHugh continues to struggle this spring.
Mar 6 - 4:30 PM

Collin McHugh was tagged for three runs in 1 2/3 innings by the Red Sox on Thursday.

McHugh excelled his first time out, striking out five in two scoreless innings. Today, he gave up a homer to Hanley Ramirez in his first inning of work and then three hits and two runs in the second.
Mar 1 - 4:58 PM

Collin McHugh was strong in his spring debut, punching out five batters in two scoreless frames in a win over the Braves on Saturday.

He allowed one hit and one walk in the start. The 30-year-old missed the first half of the 2017 season with a right elbow impingement but returned to register a 5-2 record and 3.55 ERA in 12 starts. The Astros' offseason acquisition of Gerrit Cole likely bumped McHugh to the bullpen to start the season, although he has been mentioned in trade rumors.
Feb 24 - 5:13 PM

Collin McHugh won his arbitration case.

McHugh will receive a $5 million salary for the 2018 campaign rather than the $4.55 million the Astros suggested when arbitration figures were filed in mid-January. The 30-year-old right-hander is in line for a bullpen job this season in Houston, though there is growing chatter that he could be traded this spring.
Feb 15 - 1:40 PM

The arbitration hearing between the Astros and Collin McHugh is scheduled for Tuesday in Phoenix.

McHugh requested $5 million and was offered $4.55 million by the Astros when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. He'll earn one salary or the other for 2018, though he could end up being traded before the start of the season. The Orioles are one team that reportedly has interest.
Feb 12 - 12:43 PM

Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports that the Orioles have discussed Collin McHugh with the Astros.

McHugh is currently pegged for a long relief role with the Astros, but he would add a much-needed solid arm to an Orioles rotation that currently has only Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy locked into jobs. The 30-year-old is eligible for arbitration for a second time this winter. Any team trading for him would have him under club control through 2019.
Source: MASN Sports
Feb 11 - 2:26 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Astros starter Collin McHugh is drawing trade interest from a number of teams.

Jake Odorizzi of the Rays is also popular on the trade market and is being sought by some of the same clubs that have reached out to the Astros about potentially acquiring McHugh. Those clubs include the Twins, Orioles, and possibly the Yankees. This trade market for mid-tier starting pitchers might not truly get going until top free agent starters Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta have found landing spots. McHugh, 30, missed the first half of the 2017 season with a right elbow impingement but posted a solid 3.55 ERA and 62 strikeouts over 63 1/3 innings (12 starts) when he finally came off the disabled list.
Source: The Athletic
Feb 8 - 9:55 AM

Collin McHugh requested $5 million and was offered $4.55 million by the Astros when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.

This is his second shot at arbitration eligibility. The 30-year-old missed the first half of last season but returned in late July to register a 5-2 record with a 3.55 ERA in 12 starts. He whiffed 62 batters in 63 1/3 innings.
Jan 12 - 7:58 PM

Collin McHugh is on the Astros' ALCS roster.

McHugh was not included on the team's ALDS roster, but the Astros are going with 12 pitchers and dropping Tyler White off the roster for the ALCS. He should function as a long reliever.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 10:22:00 AM

Collin McHugh is not on the Astros' roster for the ALDS.

It's a mild surprise given how steady McHugh was down the stretch, but the Astros have a glut of starting pitching options and have decided against trying to use the 30-year-old right-hander in relief. Houston is facing Boston in this best-of-five round. Lance McCullers is on the roster, as are Tyler White and Derek Fisher.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 09:39:00 AM

Collin McHugh won Sunday after allowing three runs in six innings and striking out eight against the Red Sox.

McHugh went 5-2 with a 3.55 ERA in 12 starts after returning from his elbow injury. He's probably not going to start postseason games as long as Lance McCullers is healthy, but he's a pretty good fallback if needed.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 06:45:00 PM

Collin McHugh allowed two earned runs over five innings Monday in a win over the Rangers.

McHugh gave up a solo homer to Joey Gallo in the bottom of the second inning and an RBI single to Adrian Beltre in the bottom of the third, but the Astros' offense soon woke up in a big way, rattling off a whopping eight runs in the top of the fourth to turn this game into a rout. McHugh settled in after that to coast to his fourth win of the 2017 season. He has a 3.45 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 54/19 K/BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings.
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 12:06:00 AM

Collin McHugh limited the White Sox to one run over five innings of work in Tuesday’s 3-1 victory.

The Astros were being a little careful with McHugh’s workload in this one after he had his last outing skipped after he suffered a right middle finger avulsion. He threw 87 pitches over his five frames, allowing five hits and a walk while striking out five. McHugh wouldn’t seem to be guaranteed a postseason rotation spot if Lance McCullers is healthy, so he would do well for himself to close strong.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 11:26:00 PM

Collin McHugh (finger) will start Tuesday versus the White Sox.

McHugh had his last outing skipped after he suffered a right middle finger avulsion. He's posted a 3.61 ERA and 43/15 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings over nine starts this season and is a solid streaming option against the White Sox.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 12:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Max Stassi
1B1Yuli Gurriel
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Marwin Gonzalez
2Derek Fisher
3Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Marisnick
DH1Evan Gattis
2J.D. Davis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Dallas Keuchel
3Gerrit Cole
4Lance McCullers
5Charlie Morton
6Brady Rodgers
7Dean Deetz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Chris Devenski
3Joe Smith
4Brad Peacock
5Will Harris
6Hector Rondon
7Tony Sipp
8Collin McHugh
9James Hoyt
10Jandel Gustave