Red Sox: Collin McHugh (elbow) still rehabbing

Boston Red Sox pitcher Collin McHugh (elbow) is still rehabbing, per manager Ron Roenicke.

What It Means:

It appears that McHugh will likely be joining Eduardo Rodriguez (COVID-19) on the 10-day injured list to open the season. The 33-year-old right-hander is still recovering from a right elbow procedure that ended his 2019 season early. He mostly operated in relief for the Houston Astros over the past two seasons but McHugh was expected to join the rotation when the Red Sox signed him in March. Manager Ron Roenicke said Brian Johnson is now a candidate to help fill out the backend of Boston's rotation.

numberFire's models project McHugh to record a 3.62 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 49 strikeouts and 16 walks over 42 1/3 innings this season.