Chris Johnson

Spider bite sidelines Indians infielder Chris Johnson

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Indians infielder Chris Johnson was out of the lineup Saturday and Sunday due to what he thinks is a spider bite received while staying at the team hotel in Minnesota.

And he might have to miss more time, as the Associated Press reports that swelling in his hand forced Johnson to go to the hospital Sunday and begin antibiotic treatment.

Or as Johnson put it: “Whatever bit me, it got infected.”

Johnson was acquired from the Braves in the Nick Swisher/Michael Bourn undesirable contract swap two weeks ago and began his Indians career by going 9-for-21 (.429) with three doubles in six games.