• Astros starter Collin McHugh to miss six weeks with elbow problem

    Astros starter Collin McHugh to miss six weeks with elbow problem

    Collin McHugh, who began the season on the disabled list with tendinitis in https://www.redsoxedge.com/boston-red-sox/steven-wright-jersey his pitching shoulder, will mi s the nextsix weeks, this time with an elbow i sue.The Astros announced Saturday McHugh has a posterior impingement of his right elbow. It will not require surgery, and he'll be reevaluated in six weeks.The 29-year-old right-hander struggled in a rehab start at Triple-A Fresno Thursday, and left after only one inning with tightne s in his elbow."We expected him to go five innings," Astros manager A.J. Hinch told reporters, via MLB.com Steven Wright Jersey . "It certainly caused him to come home. It's unfortunate that he had a little setback. He didn't finish his outing, so we're certainly disappointed for him."He had some tightne s in his elbow and in his bicep and did the right thing by Christian Vazquez Jersey calling the trainer out and getting out of the game."McHugh went 13-10 with a 4.34ERA last season, a letdown from his 2015 campaign (19-7, 3.89 ERA) in which he finished eighth in AL Cy Young Award balloting.

  • Felix Hernandez aims for early end to DL stint, M's shot at 'promised land'

    Felix Hernandez aims for early end to DL stint, M's shot at 'promised land'

    Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez, shut down since July 31 with a sore shoulder, is eager to return for the stretch run and help Seattle "go to the promised land."Hernandez, speaking to reporters for the first time since landing on the 10-dayDL, says he's frustrated having https://www.raysedge.com/tampa-bay-rays/wilson-ramos-jersey to watch his teammates push for an AL wild-card spot. The M's enter Friday's play tied with the Rays for the second wild-card spot, 2 1/2 games back of the Yankees and only a half-game to 1 1/2 games up on four other teams.Hernandez has spent his entire 13-year career with the Mariners and has never pitched in the postseason."I'm still angry https://www.raysedge.com/tampa-bay-rays/adeiny-hechavarria-jersey ," Hernandez said (via MLB.com). "I'm trying to calm myself down, trying to smile to hide what I feel inside. I'm just hoping to get healthy and try to help,try to help this team go to the promised land."Hernandez says he has received an injection of protein-rich plasma in his sore right shoulder to calm his bursitis and is awaiting clearance to begin rehabbing and eventually throwing. Doctors have projected a three- to four-week absence, but he said he's hopeful he can beat that timeline."They say 3-4 weeks, but I think I can be back earlier," he said. "I just have to be careful not to rush it, because I feel fine. I felt fine before the last start in Texas. The day I pitched in Texas [on July 31], I felt good. The next day, I felt a little something in my shoulder, but I was fine before that."Hernandez, an uncharacteristic5-4 with an4.28 ERA in 13 starts this season, is on the DL for only the fifth time in his career. Butthis is his third DL stintin https://www.raysedge.com/tampa-bay-rays/sergio-romo-jersey the past two seasons, asshoulder bursitis landed him on the DL earlier this season, too.