Kansas City Royals will extend protective netting at stadium

The Kansas City Royals are planning to extend netting at Kauffman Stadium to better protect fans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals are planning to extend the netting at Kauffman Stadium to better protect fans.

The decision comes after a young fan was struck by a hard-hit foul ball Sunday during the Royals' game against the Detroit Tigers.

Spokesman Toby Cook told KSHB-TV the girl was kept at a hospital overnight for observation and expected to be released Monday.

Cook said the club had commissioned a study on how to expand the netting before Sunday's incident. The timing of extending the netting depends on engineering and design challenges. But he said more netting could be added before the season ends.

"You hate to say it, but I think since the popularity of cellphones, more people have gotten hit. Because they're just not paying attention to every pitch like they did before," Yost said. "It's not everybody. Sometimes things happen. Sometimes you just can't move."

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Information from: KSHB-TV, http://www.kshb.com