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Dodgers hit by ball speaks out as team mulls extended netting



The fan who was hit in the head by a foul ball this week during a Los Angeles Dodgers game reportedly suffered a concussion and says that she "can't see out of my right eye." 1

9659004] Kaitlyn Salazar spoke out about her injuries as the team announced Monday that it's studying how to improve the protective netting for future games at Dodger Stadium. A day earlier, Salazar was sitting four rows from the field along the first-base line – just beyond the netting that extends to the end of the visiting dugout – when she was hit by a foul of the bat or Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger

“My head really hurt, to be honest. That was the only thing I could feel, "she told KLTA, adding that" I can't see my right eye. "

Her father, Carlos, it was" very bad luck because we were just beyond the not. "The station also reported she had suffered a concussion.

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Bellinger, speaking to reporters following the game, called it

"I saw it literally hit her face, so it was tough," he added.

The Dodgers on Monday said the team started looking at the offseason in how the netting at Dodger Stadium could be reconfigured.

FOUL BALL OFF BAT OF CUBS PLAYER ALBERT ALMOR JR. STROKES CHILD; PLAY BRIEFLY HALTED [19659013] The scene after a foul ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger got into the stands during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. (AP) “/>

The scene after a foul ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger went into the stands during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. (AP)
      

Last August, 79-year-old Linda Goldbloom died of brain trauma after being hit in the head by a foul ball at Dodgers Stadium

Earlier this month, a female fan of attending a Chicago White Sox game was struck by a ball off the bat of Eloy Jimènez. She was treated at a hospital and released. And in May, a liner by Albert Almora Jr. of the Chicago Cubs hit a young girl in Houston.

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said last week he did not expect teams to make changes to the netting at ballparks this season, but that he expected conversations to continue with whether or not should be extended.

Beginning last season, all 30 MLB teams extended their protective nets to at least the ends of the dugouts.

Fox News' Kira Grant and the Associated Press contributed to this report.


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