Feeling ill, Liriano returns to team hotel

Feeling ill, Liriano returns to team hotel

BOSTON -- Left-hander Francisco Liriano was sent back to the club's hotel after showing up Friday with flu-like symptoms and a sore throat.

Manager Ron Gardenhire expects Liriano, who is coming off Tuesday's no-hitter against the White Sox, to start Monday night at Fenway Park if he feels better by Saturday and can throw a light bullpen session.

"We plan on Frankie starting on Monday, but he came in today with the flu and got some medicine and went back to the hotel," Gardenhire said. "So it's a little more of a wrinkle in there. We told him he was starting on Monday, and he said he'll be fine."