Nationals announce extension of safety netting

The Washington Nationals today announced they are extending the on-field netting to the outer ends of both dugouts for the 2016 season.

"In December, Major League Baseball released new guidelines regarding field netting. An internal review of those guidelines led us to conclude that expanding the field netting is the best approach to enhance fan safety," said Jennifer Giglio, vice president of communications for the Washington Nationals.

The Nationals join at least four other MLB teams in extending netting to the outer ends of the dugouts this season.

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