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Tigers to extend safety netting at Comerica

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KANSAS CITY -- The Tigers are working on plans to extend the netting at Comerica Park for next season, according to a statement released by the team.

"Ballpark operations is developing a plan whereas netting would be extended in time for the 2018 season," the statement said. "We'll have more to share on this, at another point in time."

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KANSAS CITY -- The Tigers are working on plans to extend the netting at Comerica Park for next season, according to a statement released by the team.

"Ballpark operations is developing a plan whereas netting would be extended in time for the 2018 season," the statement said. "We'll have more to share on this, at another point in time."

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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.

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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.

Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck's Blog, follow him on Twitter @beckjason and Facebook.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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