Major League Baseball has adjusted its policy for bat-and-ball kids this summer, clearing the way for ball boys and girls to return to the foul lines during games.
Baseball had planned to play without bat-and-ball kids this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Depending on how teams decided to handle the situation, that might have led to a little more physical activity for corner outfielders running over to get a foul ball off the field.
While ball boys and girls are returning to the foul lines, baseball is staying with its plans to keep them out of the dugout area covered in Section 5.2 in baseballs operations manual for the 2020 season.
The ball boys and girls are expected to place anything they touch into a club-supplied bucket or bag, which will be disinfected by a clubhouse worker after the game.