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July 19, 2020 06:20 PM
Red Sox's Collin McHugh: Opts out of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh (elbow) opted out of the 2020 season since his recovery hasn't progressed like he had hoped, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

The 33-year-old has been working his way back from an elbow injury and was already ruled out for the start of the season, but he was apparently expected to be on the injured list for a significant portion of the shortened campaign. As a result, McHugh decided his time would be better spent at home with his family amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 18, 2020 09:12 AM
Red Sox's Collin McHugh: Won't be ready for opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh (elbow) will not be ready for Opening Day, Christopher Smith of reports.

The report does not cite anyone in management confirming McHugh's status, but it was borne from a discussion with Boston general manager Chaim Bloom, who addressed the unsettled nature of the rotation. A week ago, manager Ron Roenicke said McHugh needs to progress faster to make the Opening Day roster, so it's natural to assume that the right-hander, who still hasn't pitched in a game-like environment, will not be part of the 30-man roster July 24.

July 11, 2020 11:12 AM
Red Sox's Collin McHugh: Needs faster progression
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke said McHugh (elbow) needs "to start progressing a lot faster" to be ready for the Opening Day roster, Christopher Smith of reports.

McHugh has thrown a few bullpens and was scheduled to throw another one Friday, but the right-hander hasn't thrown live batting practice, an activity Roenicke said is needed for him to be on the active roster July 24. The manager isn't even ready to commit to McHugh as a starter. "Not yet because we're not at that point where he feels comfortable with really getting after it in his bullpen sessions," Roenicke said. "Once he gets to where he feels his arm's there - and he's where he needs to be - then those discussions will happen. But he's not at that point yet." There are a few uncertain elements in Boston's starting rotation and McHugh is just one of the stories. Eduardo Rodriguez (illness) has not yet reported to camp, and there has been no announcement as to whom will be the No. 4 and 5 starters.

July 9, 2020 04:32 PM
Red Sox's Collin McHugh: More bullpens on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Ron Roenicke said McHugh (elbow) is scheduled to throw at least "a couple more bullpens," Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Roenicke added that McHugh, who is working his way back from a flexor strain, is not yet ready for game action. It's still unclear whether he'll be ready for the start of the regular season at this point.

July 5, 2020 09:08 AM
Red Sox's Collin McHugh: Throws side session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh (elbow) threw a side session Saturday, Ian Browne of reports.

The Red Sox are unsure if McHugh will be ready to start the regular season due to a flexor strain. "Talking to [pitching coach] Dave Bush about him, he let it go like every few pitches," manager Ron Roenicke said. "But he didn't every pitch. He looked good. I thought the ball was coming out nice and clean, I thought the effort level was good." With both the pitcher and coaches pleased with how the session went, McHugh will be monitored Sunday to see how the elbow responds.

June 29, 2020 04:04 PM
Red Sox's Collin McHugh: Ready for mound work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke said that McHugh (elbow) will be ready to throw bullpen sessions when the team opens "summer camp" Friday, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

McHugh hasn't yet had the chance to throw in front of the Red Sox staff after not signing with the organization until early March before MLB suspended its season less than two weeks later. He's been slow to recover from the tenex procedure he required in his right elbow late in 2019, as he didn't even initiate a throwing program until early April. Roenicke indicated that the Red Sox will see how he looks during bullpen sessions before gauging his availability for Opening Day and determining whether he's a better fit in the rotation or in the bullpen.

June 25, 2020 11:56 AM
Red Sox's Collin McHugh: May be ready for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said Wednesday that McHugh (elbow) is "doing well" and could potentially be ready for the start of the shortened season, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

The 33-year-old hadn't begun his throwing program when MLB suspended spring training he March, but he did start back up in April. Bloom avoided committing to an official timetable, but more information should be available once players are cleared to resume workouts next week. McHugh made 35 appearances (eight starts) for Houston in 2019 and posted a 4.70 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 82:30 K:BB over 74.2 innings, and it remains to be seen what role he fills for the Red Sox, especially given the extenuating circumstances of the 2020 season.

May 6, 2020 12:44 PM
Red Sox's Collin McHugh: Working through throwing program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh (elbow) said Wednesday that he's about a month into his throwing program and has been pleased with the progress he's made thus far, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

After signing with Boston in early March, McHugh never began his throwing program before spring training was suspended while he continued to recover from a tenex procedure to address a right elbow injury he suffered last year. McHugh has since been able to kick off his rehab program at his home in Atlanta, and it sounds like he'll be ready to face hitters by the time teams are cleared to resume training. Assuming the right-hander requires nothing more than the typical buildup period that Boston's other starting candidates will face once workouts resume, he should have a good chance at cracking the Opening Day rotation. The Red Sox haven't completely ruled out using McHugh out of the bullpen, however.

April 18, 2020 09:28 AM
Red Sox's Collin McHugh: Building arm strength
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh (elbow) continues to build arm strength in advance of an eventual throwing program, Rob Bradford of reports.

Red Sox pitching coach Dave Bush hopped on a conference call with interim manager Ron Roenicke and reporters to discuss McHugh's status. "I don't think anything has changed other than he still has to build up strength, he still has a long throwing program to go through to get ready to pitch in a big-league game," said Bush. The Red Sox weren't certain about a timeline for McHugh before they left spring training and still are unsure, although the delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic could put the right-hander in position to pitch by the time baseball eventually returns.

March 31, 2020 06:52 PM
Red Sox's Collin McHugh: Not throwing yet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Sox general manager Chaim Bloom said Monday that McHugh (elbow) has yet to begin a throwing program, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Before MLB suspended its season, the Red Sox were already preparing for McHugh to begin the year on the injured list while he recovered from the tenex procedure to his right elbow. McHugh had been cleared to resume throwing when he signed with the team March 5, but Boston has deliberately taken things slowly with him so far this spring. The veteran will likely start to ramp up once a firmer target date for Opening Day becomes available, and he should be a candidate to slide into a rotation spot for a Red Sox pitching staff that's severely lacking in starting depth.

March 5, 2020 11:08 PM
Red Sox's Collin McHugh: Won't be ready for start of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh (elbow), who signed a one-year contract with the Red Sox on Thursday, has yet to begin a throwing program this spring and will likely open the season on the 15-day injured list, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

According to Sean McAdam of, McHugh's deal includes a $600,000 base salary and is worth up to $3.625 million in incentives. Though he was used primarily out of the bullpen for Houston the past two seasons, McHugh is projected to slot into the rotation for Boston once healthy, as the Red Sox are lacking in established starting depth. Per Jon Heyman of MLB Network, McHugh was only recently given clearance by doctors to throw after requiring a tenex procedure for his right elbow last year, so he'll likely need multiple weeks to get his arm conditioned for starting duty. If McHugh can steer clear of any setbacks along the way, he could be ready to make his Boston debut around mid-April.

March 5, 2020 11:08 PM
Red Sox's Collin McHugh: Lands with Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh (elbow) signed Thursday with the Red Sox on a one-year contract.

Even before Chris Sale's elbow trouble returned this spring, the Red Sox were sorely lacking in rotation depth. The addition of McHugh at least helps bolster the rotation to some degree, though the 32-year-old might not be ready to go for the start of the season due to his late arrival to spring training along with the fact that he's working back from a right elbow procedure that ended his 2019 campaign early. McHugh primarily worked in relief for Houston the past two seasons, but he was dependable in a full-time starting role from 2014 through 2017, posting a 3.70 ERA (3.60 FIP), 1.25 WHIP and 15.7 K-BB%.

February 28, 2020 11:48 PM
Collin McHugh: Set to begin throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh (elbow) was cleared to start a throwing program Friday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

McHugh underwent a tenex procedure to his right elbow after missing the final month of 2019 for Houston, and he finished the year with a 4.70 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 74.2 innings. The 32-year-old remains a free agent and could garner sizable interest from teams if he can illustrate he's healthy.

September 18, 2019 11:52 AM
Astros' Collin McHugh: Shut down by Astros
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh was shut down Tuesday due to continued pain in his elbow, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The setback presumably means the end of McHugh's season. It was largely a disappointing one for the veteran, who lost his starting role in mid-May after a rough start to the season and battled elbow issues for most of the rest of the year, finishing with a 4.70 ERA, his highest mark since 2013.

September 11, 2019 01:12 AM
Astros' Collin McHugh: Not making progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh (elbow) has yet to resume throwing, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

McHugh landed on the 10-day injured list with an elbow issue at the end of August. He reportedly hasn't progressed like the Astros hoped, leaving his potential return date unclear.

August 31, 2019 01:36 PM
Astros' Collin McHugh: Headed to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh (elbow) was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

McHugh's right elbow has apparently been bothering him for awhile, though he's effectively been pitching through the pain, posting a 0.61 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 17:10 K:BB across 14.2 innings in August. He's hoping to return before the end of the season, though that will depend on how he responds to treatment in the coming weeks. Jose Urquidy was summoned from the minors to take his place on the roster.

July 14, 2019 06:28 PM
Astros' Collin McHugh: Could be option to pitch Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh could be deployed as the Astros' opening pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Angels, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.

With Brad Peacock (shoulder) having experienced a recent setback and several potential fill-in options Triple-A Round Rock unavailable for one reason or another, the Astros are severely lacking in 40-man roster pitchers who are capable of making a spot start Tuesday. Though Houston intends to use McHugh in relief moving forward after he stumbled in his eight starts with the big club earlier this season, the team may have to temporarily deviate from that plan due to its lack of starting depth. Since McHugh hasn't tossed more than two innings in a game since May 7, he may struggle to factor into the decision if he does start Tuesday in what ultimately go down as a bullpen game for the Astros.

June 29, 2019 10:36 AM
Astros' Collin McHugh: Will remain in bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh is not being considered for a spot start next Tuesday when the Astros need a fill-in for the injured Brad Peacock (shoulder), Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

McHugh is nowhere near being stretched out enough to get deep into a game. The starter-turned-reliever, who just finished a stint on the injured list, has not pitched more than two innings since May 7.

June 26, 2019 07:16 PM
Astros' Collin McHugh: Mops up Tuesday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh returned to action and pitched a scoreless ninth inning in which he allowed a hit and recorded a strikeout during Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Pirates.

McHugh missed close to six weeks while rehabbing an elbow injury. Manager AJ Hinch described McHugh's role to David Barron of the Houston Chronicle as being "good against right-handed hitters and to be a weapon," but stopped short of calling him a right-handed specialist.

June 25, 2019 11:32 AM
Astros' Collin McHugh: Back in action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McHugh (elbow) was activated from the 10-day injured list Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of reports.

McHugh had been out for over a month with elbow soreness. He began the season as a starter but was moved to the bullpen shortly before getting injured and is likely to fill that role again this time around. A return to the rotation can't be ruled out at some point down the line, though he'll have to improve significantly on his 6.04 ERA if he's to earn that chance.

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