Fields leaves game with right forearm strain

Fields leaves game with right forearm strain

HOUSTON -- Astros reliever Josh Fields was taken out of Saturday's game while warming up to go back in for the top of the ninth inning with a muscle strain in his right forearm.

"He felt it on the second warmup pitch and felt some discomfort," said Astros manager Bo Porter. "So at that point there's no sense in trying to work through it right there. We allowed the trainers and doctors to take a look at him."

Fields was replaced by Josh Zeid, who retired the Rays in order in Houston's 7-3 win at Minute Maid Park.

Fields faced only one batter. The right-hander got pinch-hitter Logan Forsythe to fly out to right fielder George Springer to end the Rays' eighth inning.

Richard Dean is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.