Collin McHugh started the season on the 10-day disabled list and in a perfect world, he need only one rehab start to get back with the Astros. But that doesn’t appear to be the case after his start on Thursday with Triple-A Fresno.
McHugh took the mound in the Grizzlies season opener and was scheduled to pitch five innings or 80ish pitches.
He completed one of those innings after giving up three runs on three hits, walking one and striking out one. McHugh called for the trainers has warmed up for the second inning, following 26 pitches in the first inning — reported Fresno Bee’s Bryant-Jon Anteola.
Quick outing from Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh, who threw only 26 pitches (17 for strikes) before he was removed after 1 inning.— Bryant-Jon Anteola (@Banteola_TheBee) April 7, 2017
McHugh was feeling tightness in his arm.
Grizzlies manager Tony DeFrancesco said Astros pitcher Collin McHugh was complaining of tightness. So as a precaution, he was taken out.— Bryant-Jon Anteola (@Banteola_TheBee) April 7, 2017
This news comes after McHugh was has been dealing with “dead arm” during Spring Training. Safe to assume the Astros will be without McHugh for the foreseeable future.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch will update McHugh’s status before Friday’s game.