The Yankees were shaken after a foul ball off the bat of Todd Frazier in the bottom of the fifth inning on Wednesday hit a young girl in the face. The girl was sitting in the stands on the third base side.
The game was stopped as the young fan was taken out on a stretcher.
"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 Yankees said in a statement, explaining they couldn't release any additional information due to HIPAA.
Frazier was glassy-eyed after the game, reported Laura Albanese of Newsday, who added that Frazier and teammate Didi Gregorius are both in favor of extending the protective netting.
''I thought of my kids. I have two kids under 3 years old and I just hope she's all right,'' Frazier told reporters. ''I know the dad or whoever it was that was with them was trying their hardest, but the ball's coming at 120 miles an hour at them and the ball's hooking. So it's like if you've never seen a ball like that, which most people in the world haven't, it's very tough.''
Several teams, including the Mets, have extended the protective netting down the lines in recent seasons.
It was reported in July that the Yankees were exploring the possibility of doing the same.