Rangers manager Jeff Banister left before Saturday’s game with a bad case of the flu. Banister is expected to fly separately from the team and join them for Monday’s season opener in Oakland.
Banister wasn’t feeling well before Friday’s game against the Mets but stuck it out and was available for his postgame media briefing.
His Saturday morning media briefing was scrapped and he later was sent home. Bench coach Steve Buechele acted as the manager in Saturday’s game.
Stefan Stevenson, 817-390-7760