Wilson Ramos Is Safe and Unharmed After Daring Rescue
Update by Joe D.
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo released a statement this morning after speaking with catcher Wilson Ramos, who was rescued from abductors last night in Venezuela:
“I am happy to announce that I have spoken directly with Wilson and he assures me he is unharmed but eager to be reunited with his family,” Rizzo said. “He asked me to thank all who played a role in his rescue, and all those who kept him and his family in their thoughts and prayers. I join Wilson in thanking the many law enforcement officials in Venezuela and investigators with Major League Baseball who worked tirelessly to ensure a positive ending to what has been a frightening ordeal. The only detail that concerns us tonight is that Wilson is safe. The entire Washington Nationals family is thankful that Wilson Ramos is coming home.”
Ramos returned home to his family this morning, to cheers from the supporters who had gathered around his house. A family friend said he is resting at home.
Five men were reportedly arrested in the kidnapping who were “linked to paramilitary and kidnapping groups.”
Just an unreal report, that is likely to hit the AP Very soon.
Rockies beat reporter Troy Renck tweeted that Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped in Maracay, Venezuela.
Here’s hoping Ramos is found quickly and unharmed.
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