Justin Steele

Cubs starter Justin Steele leaves Opening Day start with apparent injury

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The Chicago Cubs ran into bad news mid-way through their season opener against the Texas Rangers, as left-handed starter and staff ace Justin Steele left the game with an apparent injury.

While fielding a groundball in the bottom of the fifth inning, Steele landed awkwardly and grabbed his left hamstring once on the ground.

While Steele was able to walk to the Cubs' dugout on his own power, any time missed for Steele will have a detrimental impact on the team's starting rotation, which is already missing Jameson Taillon and is supplemented by relatively unproven arms in Jordan Wicks and Javier Assad.

According to the Cubs, Steele left the game with "left hamstring tightness."

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