Astros' Collin McHugh: Likely to pitch Tuesday, role uncertain

McHugh (fingernail) will "probably" pitch next Tuesday when Houston opens a series against the White Sox, according to manager A.J. Hinch, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Hinch was discussing immediate plans for McHugh and fellow injured starter Lance McCullers (arm), suggesting both could be headed to the bullpen. Hinch said both will pitch Tuesday, but added he hasn't decided who will start. It's uncertain if the manager is deciding between those two for the start, if there will be another pitcher starting, or if it will be a bullpen start. We should learn more this weekend, when McHugh is expected to throw an inning of relief and McCullers throws a bullpen session Saturday.

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