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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Scorpions Strike 2

PHOENIX, Arizona -- Scorpions turned spring training into sting training for Shawon Dunston and Jim Abbott.


Dunston was stung twice on the right shoulder by a scorpion Monday while working out with the San Francisco Giants. He got a tetanus shot, is OK and was expected back at practice Tuesday.


"I felt something kind of ticklish near my neck, but I thought it was a caterpillar," Dunston said.


Abbott was startled to find one of the spooky bugs in his shoe while getting dressed at the California Angels' camp.


Posted all around the Angels clubhouse are warnings: "Attention! Look out for scorpions. Check all your gloves, shoes and gym bags."


"I saw signs around the locker room, but I stopped looking after a few days," Abbott said. "You can't die from those things, can you?"


Yes, but it's rare.


Dunston, born in Brooklyn, said: "There ain't no scorpions in New York, man."


Abbott refused to say what became of his scorpion because he didn't want to "get in trouble with animal rights people."


The incident brought to mind the time triple-A manager Don Long was stung by a scorpion at the Angels' old training facility in Mesa a few years ago. Long rushed to trainer Rick Smith, screaming, "Am I going to be all right? Am I going to be all right?"


Deadpanned Smith, "We'll know in about five minutes."


(AP, LAT)