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Houston Astros Release Statement On Young Fan Hit By Foul Ball

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HOUSTON, TEXAS - MAY 29: A young child is rushed from the stands after being injured by a hard foul ball off the bat of Albert Almora Jr. #5 of the Chicago Cubs in the fourth inning at Minute Maid Park on May 29, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The Houston Astros have released a statement on the young fan who was struck by a foul ball during Wednesday night's game against the Chicago Cubs.

The Astros are not at liberty to release any details at this time, but reports indicate that the fan was awake and conscious, and transported to the hospital for further evaluation.

"The young fan that was struck by a foul ball during tonight’s game was taken to the hospital. We are not able to disclose any further details at this time. The Astros send our thoughts and prayers to the entire family," the statement read.

The fan was struck by a foul ball hit by Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr., who was visibly shaken by the horrifying incident.

Almora Jr. looked like he might have had to come out of the game, as he was overcome with so much emotion, but he was able to regain his composure and stay in.

Thankfully, the early reports of the young fan's status are promising.

Foul ball incidents have become a more glaring issue in the MLB in recent years, with players advocating for extended netting down the foul ball lines.

Cubs star Kris Bryant made an impassioned plea for more netting following Wednesday night's incident.

Almora, meanwhile, also advocated for more netting, while saying that he hopes to have a relationship with the young fan and her family “for the rest of my life.”