Dodgers deal with an outbreak of flulike illness: 'I haven't seen anything like this'
By Andy McCullough
Feb 28, 2018 | 1:10 PM

An outbreak of illness in a major-league clubhouse looks something like this:

Dodgers pitcher Brock Stewart wore a surgical mask as he walked to his locker at Camelback Ranch. A quartet of air filtration devices designed to prevent the spread of germs lined the room. Strength and conditioning coach Brandon McDaniel administered vitamins to the healthy. Matt Kemp exaggerated a cough as he staggered to his locker.

"If you're sick, go home!" closer Kenley Jansen said. There wasn't much of an audience for his message. The clubhouse was mostly empty. The Dodgers were either eating breakfast or lifting weights or huddling in a quarantine or not even in the building.

A virus causing chills, fatigue and other flulike symptoms overtook the Dodgers on Wednesday. The number of affected totaled 24 or 25, manager Dave Roberts said. The team sent the ill home. The medical staff hoped the symptoms would subside in one to three days, Roberts said.

"I haven't seen anything like this," Roberts said...