MLB Catcher Kidnapped in Home Country

Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, 24, was kidnapped from his home in Valencia, Venezuela Wednesday, November 9, 2011.

Major countries like Mexico, Jamaica, and Haiti have been in the news for regular kidnappings.  Now Venezuela is on the map for the same crime.  The reason behind these kidnappings have varied, but all come down to money.  The latest kidnapping happened in Valencia, Venezuela for an up and coming major league baseball catcher.

According to Fox Sports, the Washington Nationals were notified Wednesday that catcher, Wilson Ramos, had been kidnapped in his native city of Valencia.  The report states that there were several armed men that simply rolled up in his home while he was with his father and brothers and took him. 

Ramos also plays for his homeland’s baseball team, Tigres de Aragua, during  the off season.  He hadn’t played a game with them yet, but  they still own his rights in the Venezuelan Winter League.  So far, there has been no communication between the kidnappers and anyone.  Read the full report here.

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