Braves: Collin McHugh set to begin rehab assignment

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The Braves have suffered a number of critical injuries early this season, but you wouldn’t know it by their 13-4 record.

A couple of players have already made their way back. Kyle Wright started for the second time of the season on Sunday against the Royals and looked much more like himself after beginning the year on the IL while rehabbing his shoulder. Max Fried made his return from the IL last night and was brilliant against the Padres, tossing five shutout innings in his first win of the season. Those two have the rotation looking much more complete, but the bullpen will also be receiving reinforcements in the not-so-distant future.

According to Mark Bowman, Collin McHugh is set to make his first rehab appearance tonight in Rome.

Collin McHugh missed time with right shoulder inflammation, but it was never something that was deemed serious. He said soon after that he would come back right when he was eligible, which would be this weekend against the Astros.

That would be a timely return for both McHugh and the Braves. McHugh has spent most of his career with the Astros, helping them to a World Series in 2017. He would probably relish the opportunity to pitch against some familiar faces in a raucous environment at Truist Park, and the Braves could desperately use his presence in high leverage situations at the end of games.

Photographer: Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire

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