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A young girl was injured by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium



A young girl was struck by a foul ball during Wednesday's game between the New York Yankees and the Minnesota Twins.

Todd Frazier hit a foul ball during the fifth inning that went into the stands and struck a toddler on the face, ESPN reports.

The game was delayed for about 4 minutes while the little girl, who was at the game with her grandparents, received on-site medical treatment.

The Yankees issued a statement after the game saying, "The child who was struck with a batted ball today was given first aid at the ballpark and is receiving medical attention at an area hospital. The federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, prevents the team from giving more information."

New York manager Joe Girardi told ESPN he couldn't see exactly what happened, but was told by security that the little girl was OK.

The incident prompted some New York players to call for protective netting to be extended.

Major League Baseball issued recommendations for protective netting in December 2015 and encouraged teams to extend it between the ends of the dugouts closest to home plate.

The Yankees said in July that they were looking into extending the netting before the start of the 2018 season.

After the game, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier told Sports illustrated that children either shouldn't be allowed to sit in the lower sections of the stadium or all teams should extend their netting as a safety precaution.

Brian Dozier calls for mandatory protective netting after Yankee Stadium foul ball hits young fan

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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