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Red Sox Notebook: Red Sox sign Collin McHugh for rotation help

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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- In need of more options for their depleted starting rotation, the Red Sox signed free agent Collin McHugh to a one-year deal Thursday morning.

That's the good news.

The bad news? (Because these are the 2020 Red Sox and there is almost always some bad news, too...) McHugh is recovering from a flexor strain in his right arm and hasn't yet begun a throwing program.

So while he'll help give the Red Sox a boost, it likely won't be for a couple of months.