5/6 Stewart victim of flu bug
Ian Stewart was the latest victim of the flu bug that’s been spreading through the Cubs clubhouse and was not available on Sunday.
“It hasn’t been a one-day thing with anybody, guys have been completely down and out,” Dale Sveum said.
Stewart was batting .196 overall, but has hit safely in five of his last eight games and driven in a run in four of his last eight. Joe Mather started at third on Sunday against the Dodgers.
How do the Cubs avoid catching whatever is going around?
“As bad as these guys have been, you try to keep them away from the ballpark,” Sveum said. “That’s hard to do when they need to get treatment and medicine. The best you can do is stay away from them, don’t shake hands or let them breathe on you. It’s a tough thing that teams go through and we’re going through it now.”
— Carrie Muskat