The statement was released to various media outlets over the last few days. It followed up a statement last week that the Tigers were in compliance with Major League Baseball guidelines and closely looking at their safety measures, while in communication with MLB as it continues to study the issue.
The Tigers join several teams that have either announced or discussed plans for additional netting since last week. A Tigers spokesperson said that they had been studying options before an incident at Yankee Stadium last Wednesday when Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier lined a foul ball into the third-base seats. The ball struck a young girl, who was assisted by medical personnel before being carried out and taken to the hospital.
The Tigers were in compliance with the most recent MLB guidelines before they were announced two years ago. A fan at Comerica Park was hit in the head by a foul ball two years ago and taken to a nearby hospital for injuries she sustained.
The Tigers wrapped up the home portion of their 2017 schedule on Sunday.