Young fan struck by foul line drive at Yankee Stadium

The debate about whether the Yankees should extend the protective netting down the base lines likely will rage again after a young fan was injured during Wednesday's game against Minnesota at the Stadium.

The fan had to be carried from the lower section of seats just beyond the visiting dugout down the third base line after apparently being struck by a liner off the bat of Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier.

Play was halted for several minutes, as Frazier and other players crouched and appeared to be extremely concerned while the fan was attended to by stadium and medical personnel. Matt Holliday, in particular, teared up.

The Yankees didn't immediately provide any further information about the fan's status.

The Mets installed additional netting down both base lines during the All-Star break, after New York City Councilman Rafael Espinal had essentially threatened them and the Yankees in May with the introduction of a bill that, if it became law, would force both teams to extend netting all the way to each foul pole.

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