KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- With the Astros' Grapefruit League opener against the Phillies set for Thursday, manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday it's "trending towards" right-hander Collin McHugh starting the game on the mound for the Astros. Cliff Lee is set to start for Philadelphia.
"We have live BP set for the next two days where everybody will get another round of facing hitters," Hinch said. "McHugh's got another live BP, which is why I hesitate putting it in pen."