The Boston Red Sox are #LydiaStrong.
Ahead of their spring training game against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, the Sox wore shirts to Craig Kimbrel’s baby daughter, Lydia Joy, who remains hospitalized with a heart defect. The Red Sox closer has been in Boston since late February to be with his wife, Ashley Holt, and their daughter, who’s undergone multiple surgeries since being born in November.
Check out these photos of the Red Sox rocking the shirts at Fenway South:
The Sox also hung a LydiaStrong shirt in the dugout for Sunday’s game.
As expected, the Kimbrel family remains on the minds of everyone at spring training.
“Praying for Lydia,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters Friday, via MassLive’s Christopher Smith. “Our thoughts and prayers are with him.
Cora also gave an update on Kimbrel’s preparation for the upcoming season.
“He’s actually throwing up there,” Cora said, via Smith. “He threw a bullpen two days ago. He actually took the (radar) gun to it and he feels really good where he’s at physically and where his arm is. But obviously for us, for the organization, for everybody, the most important thing is Lydia.”
Let’s hope Lydia makes a full and speedy recovery.