- Associated Press - Sunday, August 16, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Cleveland Indians infielder Chris Johnson missed his second straight game Sunday after he suspects he was bitten by an insect at the team’s hotel.

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.

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