Harris hit by flu, doesn't start Friday

Harris has flu, doesn't start Friday

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins just cannot shake the flu bug.

The illness that first hit the team in mid-March during Spring Training has affected yet another player. Second baseman Brendan Harris was the latest to fall ill. He was replaced by Matt Tolbert in Friday's starting lineup.

"He's moving around slowly, and he feels kind of weak," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Harris. "He's going to hang around and not go home. But we'll try not to use him if we don't have to."

At least seven Twins players and coaches have been affected by the bug including Scott Baker, Kevin Slowey, Adam Everett, pitching coach Rick Anderson and Minor Leaguers Carmen Cali and Randy Ruiz.

Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.