The San Francisco Giants plan to expand the protective netting behind home plate going into next year.

Spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said more safety netting is in the works and the club is “in the process of figuring out the engineering aspects.”

The Mariners, Reds, Rockies and Padres announced last week that they would expand netting for the 2018 season after a young girl was injured by a foul ball at Yankee Stadium. Cincinnati and San Diego plan to extend the netting to the ends of each dugout.

The line drive off the bat of Yankees slugger Todd Frazier last Wednesday hit the girl in the face in less than a second, and the game came to a halt as she was treated in the stands.

Yankees’ Hicks back

Aaron Hicks was activated from the disabled list by the playoff-bound New York Yankees after his second lengthy injury layoff this season.

Hicks was playing center field and batting leadoff in Tuesday night’s series opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.

He robbed Tampa Bay’s Wilson Ramos of a first-inning grand slam by leaping at the 385-foot sign in right-center and getting his glove above the wall, limiting Ramos to a sacrifice fly.

Hicks, who turns 28 next week, strained his right oblique muscle during a checked swing against Texas on June 25 and did not return until Aug. 10. He strained his left oblique at Boston on Sept. 2 when he reached up to make a running catch on the warning track to a drive by Hanley Ramirez to center.

In his second season with the Yankees, Hicks is hitting .265 with 13 home runs and 48 RBIs. He had six at-bats Monday during a simulated game at the Yankees minor league complex in Tampa, Florida.

Harper activated

The Washington Nationals activated Bryce Harper from the 10-day disabled list after the outfielder missed 42 games with a knee injury.

Harper was starting in right field and batting second in Tuesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

“He’s like a kid on the first day of Little League today,” Washington manager Dusty Baker said. “He’s excited. We’re excited. We’re just going to be a conscience for him on when he has had enough or needs more.”

Harper hyperextended his left knee while falling over first base during a rainy game on Aug. 12.

The five-time All-Star and 2015 NL MVP originally was expected to return Monday in the series opener. That was delayed when he suffered from flu-like symptoms.

“I’m pain-free. I wouldn’t be out there playing now or playing in the postseason,” Harper said. “It’s something where if I weren’t pain-free, I would see you guys next year.”

The Nationals will open a best-of-five Division Series at home on Oct. 6.