Suspected spider bite knocks out Indians' Johnson
Johnson said he woke with a small bite, possibly from a spider, on his left hand Saturday morning and was treated at the stadium. By Sunday, Johnson's hand was swollen, and he went to a Minneapolis hospital for treatment. He had the hand wrapped and started antibiotics but could miss further time as Cleveland heads to Boston for a series starting Monday.
''I tried to get the swelling and infection out of there because I guess whatever bit me, it got infected,'' Johnson said. ''Hoping the swelling goes down in a couple days and I can start swinging the bat again.''
Acquired in a trade from the Atlanta Braves on Aug. 7, Johnson has hit .429 in six games for the Indians.