The father of the young girl who was hit by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday delivered some good news about her condition on Friday.
"She's stable," the girl's father told ABC 7. "It's going to be a long process."
The girl was hospitalized after being hit by the 105 mph "screaming line drive" foul ball off the bat of third baseman Todd Frazier earlier this week.
In the days since, the Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, and the Seattle Mariners all committed to extending the protective netting in their stadiums.
In December 2015, Major League Baseball recommended that teams place protective netting between the ends of the dugouts closest to home plate. Hours after the incident, Major League Baseball's commissioner, Rob Manfred, said that the league will work with clubs to expand netting.
"The events at yesterday's game involving a young girl were extremely upsetting for everyone in our game," Manfred said in a statement. "Over the past few seasons MLB has worked with our clubs to expand the amount of netting in our ballparks. In light of yesterday's event, we will redouble our efforts on this important issue."
In New York, local officials expressed their dismay and support to extend protective netting.
"This is a terrible tragedy, we're going to take a hard look at whether teams should extend this netting further to protect fans," Mayor Bill de Blasio's spokesman Seth Stein told the Daily News.
Councilman Rafael Espinal Jr. told the News that he'll be moving forward with holding a hearing on his bill, which would require stadiums with 5,000 seats or more to have netting from home plate to the foul pole.
"I would never have wanted to see something like what happened yesterday ever happen. I think it could have been avoidable, if only netting had been put in place before yesterday's game. But this is the reality and I hope this is a moment where the Yankees do some reflecting and finally move forward with putting it in to protect their fans," Espinal told the paper. "Coincidentally I decided a dew days ago to move forward with holding a hearing on my bill. We scheduled it for Oct. 25.
Earlier this season, the Mets added protective netting to Citi Field along the first and third base lines. The Yankees have yet to commit to adding the netting according to the Post. Earlier this year the team sent season ticket holders a letter informing them that they were "seriously exploring" more netting in time for start of the 2018 season.