Five Rangers have flu-like symptoms

Updated: July 22, 2009, 7:56 PM ET
Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas general manager Jon Daniels was avoiding shaking hands with anyone Wednesday, wary of a nasty flu bug making its way through the Rangers' clubhouse.

Texas put closer Frank Francisco on the disabled list Monday with a mild case of pneumonia and had at least four other players with the flu or flu-like symptoms two days later.

Right-hander Vicente Padilla was scratched from Wednesday night's start against Boston and was home with the flu. Reliever Eddie Guardado ...

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