Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – The Houston Astros had planned on getting Collin McHugh back in about a week or so, but now those plans look to have been scrapped.
McHugh Thursday night was in Fresno with the Grizzlies (Astros AAA affiliate) making a scheduled rehab start. The Astros had planned on him going five innings but instead, he was pulled in the second inning.
“When he went back out (after the first inning) he didn’t feel very good,” manager A.J. Hinch shared. “He had some tightness in his elbow and in his bicep and (he) did the right thing by calling the trainer and getting out of the game.”
McHugh is now back in Houston to see the Astros team doctors as they try and figure out what is wrong with his arm.
“It’s unfortunate that he had what looks like a setback,” Hinch said.
McHugh during spring training dealt with a “dead arm” per the Houston Chronicle which caused him to miss time. The Astros put him on the ten-day DL in the hopes that after a start or two with the Grizzlies he’d be ready to rejoin the team, but now it seems that McHugh might need more time.