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Padilla diagnosed with swine flu

Updated: July 25, 2009, 3:27 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Texas Rangers pitcher Vicente Padilla tested positive for swine flu, though his symptoms are subsiding and he's expected to make his next start.

Padilla was scratched from his start Wednesday against Boston due to flulike symptoms, and lab reports Friday indicated he had H1N1 A influenza. He is thought to be the first athlete in U.S. major pro sports to be diagnosed with swine flu.

"He was as surprised as anyone when we told him this was the case," Rangers ...

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