Girl in hospital after being struck by baseball at Yankee Stadium

(The Sports Xchange) - A young girl was transported to hospital after being hit by a foul ball off the bat of third baseman Todd Frazier in the fifth inning of the New York Yankees' home game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon.

The girl, who was seated down the third-base line, was treated by medics at Yankee Stadium before being taken to hospital as players -- including Frazier -- were visibly distraught.

"I saw the whole thing," said Frazier, who kneeled outside the batter's box with his head bowed.

"I know the dad or whoever was with her was trying their hardest but when that ball's coming 120 miles an hour at them and the ball's hooking and you've never seen a ball like that, which most people in the world haven't, it's tough."

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BOSTON, MA - JUNE 5: A fan is attended to by medical staff after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 5: Medical personnel remove a fan injured by a broken bat in the second inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 5: Medical personnel remove a fan injured by a broken bat in the second inning. Larry Lucchino, President and CEO of the Boston Red Sox was also on the scene. The Boston Red Sox take on the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 5: Medical personnel remove a fan injured by a broken bat in the second inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON - JUNE 5: Medical personnel remove a fan injured by a broken bat in the second inning. The Boston Red Sox take on the Oakland Athletics in Game 1 of a three game series at Fenway Park. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 5: A fan is attended to by medical staff after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 5: A fan is attended to by medical staff after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
A fan is attended to by medical staff after she was hit by a broken bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 5: People gather where a woman was seriously injured by a broken base bat during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park on June 5, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Another New York player, Matt Holliday was seen wiping away tears as the girl received medical attention.

"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, adding that they would not be releasing any information on her condition.

Media outlets said the girl had been struck in the face.

The protective netting at Yankee Stadium ends at the home plate side of each dugout. The Yankees said in July that they are "seriously exploring" extending the netting for 2018.

"You hate to see anyone get hit like that," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after the team's 11-3 win.

"I don't know if the netting was expanded if they still don't get hit. How far does it go? That's something up above, they make the decisions on. But it's sad when you see people get hit. I've seen it as a catcher. It's something that I think everyone is looking into."

"I just saw it from the dugout," New York left-hander CC Sabathia said. "I feel like we need to get the net. I think every ballpark should have it.

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