Rays News: Tampa Bay Gets Bad News on Collin McHugh Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Tampa Bay Rays got an unfortunate update as Collin McHugh is headed to the COVID-related injured list.
The Tampa Bay Rays got an unfortunate update as Collin McHugh is headed to the COVID-related injured list. / Adam Hunger/Getty Images
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After opting out of the pandemic-shortened 2020 MLB season, Collin McHugh has found a nice home with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2021. He's enjoying one of the best years in his nine-year MLB career, acting as a reliever and opener for Tampa Bay.

Unfortunately for McHugh and the Rays, it looks like the 33-year-old right-hander will miss some time as the Rays placed him on the COVID-related injured list on Wednesday.

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The COVID-related IL has been an interesting place for MLB players this season. It's unknown if McHugh actually contracted and tested positive for COVID, or if he's simply feeling side effects from a dose of the vaccine. This plays an important role in the situation, considering feeling side effects may only require a day or two trip.

However, if McHugh did test positive for COVID-19, he could be facing at least one or two weeks of time off. McHugh owns a 2.70 ERA in 15 appearances this season while recording 4 games finished and 3 games started.

Tampa Bay will look for a quick return for one of their most reliable arms. Right now, the Rays own the fourth-best pitching staff in all of baseball with a 3.21 team ERA.


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