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 Posted: Sun Apr 9th, 2017 11:13 pm
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Crap. He's a member of my rotation on my fantasy league.

The Houston Astros announced right-hander Collin McHugh will be shut down from throwing for six weeks after being diagnosed with posterior impingement of his right elbow.

McHugh had attempted to pitch in a Triple-A rehab game Thursday, but left after just one inning with discomfort in his elbow and was evaluated by team doctors Friday.

He's not expected to undergo surgery for the setback, however, as an MRI revealed that McHugh's ulnar collateral ligament appears to be normal.

Prior to the injury, McHugh was expected to shore up the middle of the Astros' rotation behind Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers Jr. In a team-high 33 starts for Houston last season, McHugh crafted a 4.34 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 184 2/3 innings. He also led the Astros in wins with 13.

McHugh had opened the 2017 season on the 10-day disabled list due to right shoulder tendinitis.