ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Tampa Bay Rays have joined the other 29 MLB teams in extending protective netting to at least the outfield ends of the dugouts for the upcoming season.

The team will extend the netting at Tropicana Field and at Charlotte Sports Park, which is the home for Rays spring training operations.

The team said in a statement that the goal is to provide "a safe and secure environment for each person" at their games.

Go to the Tampa Bay Times' website to read the full story.

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