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Mets trade Providence's McHugh

May 18, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Collin McHugh (36) delivers a pitch during the seventh inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Chicago won 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

May 18, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Collin McHugh (36) delivers a pitch during the seventh inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Chicago won 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

ATLANTA -- Collin McHugh may get another chance to pitch at Turner Field this season.

The Providence Christian graduate was traded by the New York Mets to Colorado in exchange for outfielder-infielder Eric Young Jr. late Tuesday night.

McHugh, who turned 26 on Wednesday, had been in limbo since being designated for assignment by the Mets on Saturday -- two days before the beginning of a five-game series in Atlanta against the Braves.

McHugh made two relief appearances and one start for New York after being promoted from Las Vegas, where he was he was 3-2 with a 2.87 ERA in nine starts.

The Rockies optioned the right-hander to the minors, but he could work his way back to the majors before they play a four-game series in Atlanta at the end of July.

McHugh faced Colorado in his major league debut last August and allowed just two hits over seven scoreless innings, striking out nine in the no-decision. But he left the Mets with an 0-5 record and 8.26 ERA in 11 games, five of them starts, in 2012.