Diamondbacks to wear patch in spring training games in memory of Kayla Mueller


According to the Associated Press, the Diamondbacks will wear a patch in spring training games tomorrow through Sunday in memory of Kayla Mueller, an Arizona woman who died at the age of 26 last month while in captivity in Syria.

Mueller, a human rights activist, was held for 18 months by the Islamic State in Syria before her death.

Below is part of the press release from the Diamondbacks:

“Kayla will always have a special place in the history of Arizona and we are deeply saddened by her loss,” said D-backs President & CEO Derrick Hall. “The way in which she helped others and gave back to the world around her embodied many of the core values of our organization and our players will undoubtedly be proud to wear her name on their sleeves.”

Good on you, Diamondbacks.

Kayla’s parents have started a non-profit organization called “Kayla’s Hands” to further her humanitarian efforts locally and internationally. Here’s a link to the website.