(670 The Score) Cubs left-hander Justin Steele exited early against the Rays on Wednesday afternoon due to what the team called left forearm tightness.
Steele was visited by a Cubs trainer in the third inning and then was pulled from the game after recording the final out of the frame. He retired all nine Rays that he faced before being replaced by right-hander Hayden Wesneski.
Steele had been trying to stretch out his forearm throughout his outing, Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer said during an in-game interview on the Marquee Sports Network. The Cubs didn't provide details on the severity of Steele's ailment.
Steele is having a stellar season, posting a 2.77 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 11 starts entering Wednesday.