Twins to honor slain Minnesota boy with jersey patch
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins will honor the family of Jacob Wetterling with red jerseys and a No. 11 patch on their uniforms Friday night when the team plays Cleveland.
The Twins announced they'll hold an online auction for 11 of the jerseys, with proceeds going to the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. The center was founded to educate and assist families and communities with the goal of addressing and preventing exploitation of children.
The remains of 11-year-old Jacob were found in central Minnesota last week, nearly 27 years after he went missing. Danny Heinrich has confessed to abducting and killing him.
Jacob wore a red No. 11 jersey when playing youth sports. His family has encouraged people to use the number and jerseys as symbols of hope in honor of the boy.