Marlins honor breast cancer survivor

Marlins honor breast cancer survivor

MIAMI -- The Marlins paid tribute Sunday to breast cancer survivor Beth Armstrong, who was selected as the team's Honorary Bat Girl for 2014.

Armstrong, who turns 40 this year, learned she had breast cancer in 2010, leading her to undergo a double mastectomy in 2011. She has had five surgeries since and is fully reconstructed and cancer free.

Armstrong, who said her three sons were her motivation to endure the entire process, has organized Pink Passion Week teams for Race for the Cure and Relay for Life for FPL at Turkey Point, where she is employed.

As part of MLB's Going to Bat Against Breast Cancer initiative, Armstrong was recognized Sunday by the Marlins, who were on the road for Mother's Day and unable to salute her then, with an official MLB pink bat and jersey before the series finale against the Brewers.

Steve Dorsey is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.