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Johnson out with flu-like symptoms

CHICAGO -- Third baseman Chris Johnson is back in the clubhouse, but not in the starting lineup, after experiencing flu-like symptoms that forced him out of Friday's 8-3 win in the sixth inning.

"He walked in when I walked out," said Astros manager Brad Mills. "We tried to keep him away from being around guys and so forth, but he was pretty sick last night."

Illnesses seem to be spreading around the Astros' clubhouse. Center fielder Jordan Schafer is also out of the starting lineup against southpaw Chris Sale, and is still not feeling 100 percent, according to Mills.

"He's still got some sick symptoms and so forth," Mills said. "But for the most part he's been getting a little bit better."

CHICAGO -- Third baseman Chris Johnson is back in the clubhouse, but not in the starting lineup, after experiencing flu-like symptoms that forced him out of Friday's 8-3 win in the sixth inning.

"He walked in when I walked out," said Astros manager Brad Mills. "We tried to keep him away from being around guys and so forth, but he was pretty sick last night."

Illnesses seem to be spreading around the Astros' clubhouse. Center fielder Jordan Schafer is also out of the starting lineup against southpaw Chris Sale, and is still not feeling 100 percent, according to Mills.

"He's still got some sick symptoms and so forth," Mills said. "But for the most part he's been getting a little bit better."

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