In the bottom of the fourth inning, Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez fouled a ball down the left-field line that struck the woman, who was sitting a few rows back. The Sox said she was alert and communicative but was taken to an area hospital for evaluation. They did not reveal the fan’s name or the hospital.
The Sox have netting at Guaranteed Rate Field that extends past the dugouts, as required by Major League Baseball since last season, but not all the way up the lines.
Netting and fan safety have been prominent topics in recent weeks after Cubs center fielder Albert Almora Jr. lined a foul ball into the stands May 29 at Minute Maid Park in Houston that hit a young girl, who was taken to a hospital. Almora was visibly shaken in the immediate aftermath.