ESPN has issued an update on the young fan struck by a foul ball during Wednesday’s Yankees vs. Twins game.
Wednesday afternoon, in the sixth inning of the Yankees vs. Twins game, New York third baseman Todd Frazier hit a screaming foul ball that struck a young fan in the head. ESPN just issued an update on the matter.
The young girl is reportedly a toddler and was attending the game with her grandparents. She has been transported to the hospital.
The young fan was reportedly hit in the face with the ball.
Here’s the Yankees’ official statement on the matter.
“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 federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, known as HIPAA, prevents the team from giving more information. We will have no further comment at this time.”
Immediately after it happened, Frazier, his Yankees teammates and a number of Twins players recognized the seriousness of the situation. Some – like Matt Holliday – even started crying on the field.
Hope everything is alright with the little girl that got hit with the foul ball … her thoughts are with us for a speedy recovery
— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) September 20, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the young girl and her family. Let’s hope she makes a full recovery as soon as possible.