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Eight-time world champion Boston Red Sox and owner John Henry may hit a major roadblock after being sued for negligence by a fan.
The woman who was later identified as Stephanie Taubin hails from Boston, Massachusetts. Taubin testified that she suffered facial and neurological damages. It can be recalled that Taubin was hit by a foul ball in 2014 while watching the game live. She added that she underwent three surgeries to recuperate from her injuries.
In a statement released by Boston Red Sox spokesperson Zineb Curran to PEOPLE, the team said that the safety of the fans has always been their top priority. It added that they are continuing to implement safety measures to assure a positive game experience.
“Since 2002, the club has taken the appropriate measures pertaining to the safety and security of our fans, designed to ensure the game experience at Fenway Park is one that is both safe and enjoyable. While this matter remains actively in trial before a jury, we are not at liberty to comment further” the team’s statement reads.
Taubin is expected to appear before a jury next week. She is looking forward to persuading the jury to grant her a $9.5 million for damages.
A Successful Team
The Red Sox have won the world titles in 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007 and most recently, in 2013. They currently sit in second place in the American League Division with a 43-20 (win-loss) card, which is behind the New York Yankees‘ 40-18 slate.
Additionally, the Red Sox also has 13 AL Pennants and nine East Division titles. The Red Sox won the East Division title in 1975, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1995, 2007, 2013, 2016, and 2017.
Among the players of the Red Sox include pitcher Jalen Beeks, Rick Porcello, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Chris Sale, Sandy Leon, Christian Vasquez, and Craig Kimbler. Other stars are Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., JD Martinez, and Blake Swihart.
Other players in the active roster are Matt Barnes, Heath Hembree, Brian Johnson, Joe Kelly, Hector Velasquez, Brandon Workman, and Steven Wright. Completing the long list are infielders Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Brock Holt, Mitch Moreland, Eduardo Núñez, and Sam Travis.
The Red Sox are being managed by former MLB player Alex Cora. The coaching staff of the Red Sox is made up of Brian Bannister, Andy Barkett, Craig Bjornson, Mike Brenly, Carlos Febles, Tom Goodwin, Tim Hyers, Dana LeVangie, Manie Martinez, Ron Roenicke, and Ramon Vasquez.
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