Sox say child struck by bat Saturday is OK

BOSTON -- The young boy struck by a bat at Fenway Park on Saturday is expected to be fine, according to the Red Sox.

The team has been in contact with the child’s father, who told the team that the boy was released from Children’s Hospital on Saturday night. He was “behaving normally,” according to word from the doctors passed on to the Red Sox.

The scary incident occurred in the sixth inning of Boston’s 8-2 loss to Baltimore. Red Sox third baseman Nick Punto lost the bat swinging at a Jason Hammel offering. The bat soared into the stands near the Boston dugout. Punto and Hammel showed concern as medical personnel tended to the boy before removing him from the park.