Wilson Ramos Kidnapped, Promising Washington Nationals Catcher Abducted At Gunpoint In Venezuela

Wilson Ramos, catcher for the Washington Nationals has been kidnapped.

The baseball player was taken at gunpoint Wednesday night from his family’s home in Venezuela, leaving the team in a state of shock and raising questions about the safety of playing in a country ravaged in recent years by kidnappings and street crime.

The 24-year-old Ramos, the starting catcher for the Nationals, had returned to his native country for the winter and planned to participate in roughly 10 games for his Venezuelan winter league team, the Aragua Tigers, starting Thursday.


Source: Washington Post