Reds to add more netting protecting fans in 2018

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NEW YORK (13abc Action News) - Earlier this week, a 100 mile-per-hour foul ball hit a girl in the face at Yankees Stadium. The little girl is still in the hospital. There's no word on her prognosis going forward, however, Wednesday's incident apparently inspired three teams to extend their netting on the infield.

According to the New York Post, the Cincinnati Reds say they "plan to install additional netting at Great American Ball Park for the 2018 season" that will exceed the standards established by the commissioner's office and extend to the end of each dugout.

The San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners announced additional measures as well.

Currently, Major League Baseball "recommends" teams install up to 70 feet of netting from behind home plate to the beginning of the dugouts.