Statement from Marisol Hernandez on throwing out today's first pitch

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 10, 2017) - Marisol Hernandez, the mother of late Royals' pitcher Yordano Ventura, made the following statement regarding throwing out the first pitch at today's home opener:

"I feel very happy, but mostly thankful to God to be here with the Kansas City Royals for Opening Day and for throwing the first pitch. I give thanks to God because He is the only one who can help us. Through my pain and all my suffering I knew I had to come and do this and because what happened to my son I know many people will know that God is the only way. I am feeling well. And thank you."