One of the names surprisingly still kicking around there without a job is former Houstons Astros swingman Collin McHugh. According to Scott Mitchell, the Blue Jays have internally discussed McHugh as a late-spring addition.
McHugh has been discussed internally by #BlueJays.Long injury history and decent track record as a starter (4.14 ERA across 119 starts), but he’s potentially a high-end late-inning arm..206 BA against, 11 K/9, 2.76 ERA in 114 career IP out of the ‘pen. https://t.co/qTnSR9R5yY
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) February 28, 2020
Remember, the Jays didn’t add Daniel Hudson until March 25th of last year, meaning there’s plenty of time before the start of the season for the bullpen to completely change. As of right now, the Jays have a laundry list of interesting arms vying for jobs out of the ‘pen, but there’s always room for more, especially if it’s somebody with the upside and pedigree of McHugh.
According to MLB Trade Rumours, McHugh has been cleared to begin a throwing program after undergoing a non-surgical procedure on his right elbow in the off-season. He’s behind other pitchers and wouldn’t be ready …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation