Despite expanded netting at Minute Maid Park in Houston, a foul ball that was lined off the bat of Chicago Cubs hitter Albert Almora struck a toddler sitting down the left field line on Wednesday.
Almora, a 25-year-old Florida native who is in his fourth year as a Cubs outfielder, dropped to his knees in grief as soon as the ball left his bat.
The child was carried away to receive medical attention. According to MLB.com reporter Brian McTaggart, Almora went to a security guard to find out the child's condition. He then shared a hug with the guard and multiple teammates.
Sportstalk 790 in Houston reported that the child is expected to be okay.