Young fan injured by foul ball leaves hospital

Galvis pushes for increased netting after scary incident

CHICAGO -- The girl who Freddy Galvis struck in the face with a foul ball Saturday night at Citizens Bank Park is out of the hospital and recovering at her South Jersey home.

She had been initially evaluated at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Siena Eden, 9, and her parents appeared on NBC-10 on Tuesday evening. Eden received stitches and suffered broken teeth. The incident prompted Galvis to give an impassioned plea for Major League Baseball to put up protective netting down the left- and right-field lines.

"What if I broke all her teeth? What if I broke her nose?" Galvis said. "If I hit her in one eye and she loses that, what are they going to do? It's going to be a big deal for two, three days. Everybody in TV, media, whatever. But after three days, what's going to happen? They're going to forget. But that family won't forget that."

Phillies executive vice president and chief operating officer Mike Stiles said in a statement: "The Phillies expanded our netting this season to the sides of the dugout near home plate, as was suggested by Major League Baseball. We decided earlier this season to consider the possibility of further expansion next season. In making that determination at the conclusion of the 2016 season, we will take into account a number of factors -- including the opinion of our uniformed personnel and, most importantly, the wishes and safety of our fans."

Another fan, Erin Neyer, also was hit in the face with a foul ball Sunday afternoon. She received stitches and had some teeth chipped.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for since 2009. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.