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Nationals Catcher Wilson Ramos Has Reportedly Been Kidnapped In Venezuela

Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus tweeted this story from a Venezulean news outlet, which I ran through Google Translate and got the following:

Wilson Ramos, catcher Aragua Tigers, was kidnapped Wednesday in the afternoon near his home in Valencia. The information, which jumped a few minutes on the social network Twitter, was confirmed by sources close to the player.

According to respondent, 4 gunmen approached the grandeliga Washington Nationals near his home in the Santa Ines, capital of Carabobo, and took him away.

"They are still waiting for the kidnappers contact the family," continued the insider. "At the moment the only thing they have done is to inform the police."


During the MLB offseason, Ramos plays for the Aragua Tigers of the Venezuelan Professional League in his native country. The team has also tweeted a confirmation of the report. Goldstein has since tweeted another story that says Ramos was kidnapped at 7:30 and that he was with his family when it happened.

Secuestran en Valencia al grandeliga Wilson Ramos [El Nacional]
Kevin Goldstein [@kevin_Goldstein]

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