Civale will see a hand specialist in the coming days after he exited Monday's start against the Cubs due to an apparent issue with his right middle finger, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

Civale exited with two outs in the fifth inning, keeping the Cubs off the board during his time on the mound while striking out five and giving up three hits and two walks. Cleveland should have a better understanding of the severity of the issue following the right-hander's visit with the hand specialist, at which point the team should be able to determine the next steps for Civale and the starting rotation. The club is already without its top two starters in Shane Bieber (shoulder) and Zach Plesac (thumb), the latter whom has only recently resumed a throwing program.

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