Cardinals' Lance Lynn to have forearm examined

Baseball Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn has been sent back to St. Louis for a series of exams on his right forearm, which forced him from Sunday's game in Los Angeles, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.Lynn left the game after 98 pitches, in part because of tightness and soreness in the forearm that he described as cramping, an issue he has experienced as far back as when he pitched in college, he told the Post-Dispatch. “I have it more times than not,” he said Monday.The team is concerned about what's causing the discomfort, and chose to send Lynn home. He was not with the team for Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Rockies in Denver, and manager Mike Matheny told the Post-Dispatch that the results of the pitcher’s meeting with medical officials were not finalized. He was, according to officials, expected to have an MRI exam of his right arm.General manager John Mozeliak emailed a statement saying he wouldn’t address Lynn’s situation until Friday. Lynn’s next start is scheduled for Saturday, and team officials declined to speculate about whether he would make or miss it.Despite losing ace

Adam Wainwright for the season, the Cardinals (38-21) have the best record in baseball. Part of the credit goes to Lynn, who even though he's only 4-4, has seven quality starts out of 12 with a 3.07 ERA and a team-high 77 strikeouts. The Cardinals have won three of four games in which Lynn took a no-decision.