Francisco Lindor hit a home run that helped the Cleveland Indians beat the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, but he was more concerned about the young child who was struck by a line drive he hit.
Lindor said he was told his line drive, which went foul, sent a 3-year-old boy to the hospital.
"It stinks, man," he said. "You don't want to get nobody hurt. I have heard the kid is doing well. He's in the hospital. He's getting checked and all I know is he's in stable condition and he's doing good.
"In a way, that makes me happy, but it stinks, you don't want that to happen to anybody, especially a little kid."
The protective netting at Progressive Field runs to the end of each dugout. Lindor's line drive landed several sections beyond the netting and was about 12 to 15 rows into the stands.
"I encourage every MLB team to put the nets all the way down," Lindor said. "I know it's all about the fans' experience of interacting with players and I completely get that. You want to have that interaction with the fans, getting autographs and stuff, but at the end of the day, we want to make sure everybody comes out of this game healthy, and we got to do something about it."