Source: Arb ruling favors McHugh over Astros

February 14th, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Astros right-hander will earn $3.85 million this season after winning his arbitration case against the club, a source told on Tuesday. The team offered $3.35 million.

The club has not confirmed the results of the hearing, which took place on Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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McHugh went 13-10 with a 4.34 ERA in 33 starts for the Astros last year, including 8-4 with a 4.14 ERA in the second half of the season. He led the Astros in starts, innings pitched (184 2/3) and strikeouts (177) in 2016.

The Astros are 1-1 in arbitration cases under general manager Jeff Luhnow, having won their case against catcher last year. Castro wanted $5.25 million but earned $5 million.

With McHugh in the fold, the Astros have reached deals with all seven of their arbitration-eligible players this year for a total of $27.825 million. They had previously reached agreements with infielder ($3.725 million), right-handed starter Mike Fiers ($3.9 million), left-handed starter ($9.15 million), All-Star relief pitcher Will Harris ($5 million over two years, with an option for 2019) and outfielders ($3.9 million) and ($1.1 million).