Fan hit by bat at Red Sox game

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(Photo by Travis Lindquist/Getty Images)

A fan was hit by a broken bat that flew into the stands during Saturday's Boston Red Sox game.

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The Red Sox said the fan was taken to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he was treated and released.

The team extended protective netting at Fenway Park this season after a fan was hit by a bat last summer. The new netting goes from the home dugout  to the visitors' dugout.

The Red Sox said the fan was sitting just sitting a few rows behind the protective netting and the bat went over it. The netting itself is 9-foot-8, but with the wall around the field, it extends several feet higher into the air.

According to WFXT, the man was sitting behind third base in the third or fourth row.

The Red Sox were playing the Houston Astros.