The Los Angeles Dodgers have begun the process of extending the protective netting at Dodger Stadium.

The existing netting behind home plate and extending to the end of each dugout has already been raised from 25 to 33 feet. When the Dodgers return for their homestead on Sept. 2, the netting will be extended down each foul line to the point where the wall angles toward the outfield corners.

The second phase of the process will be executed while the Dodgers play in San Diego and Arizona next week.