Wilson Ramos Kidnapped In Venezuela

Professional baseball player Wilson Ramos, a catcher seen as one of the young building blocks for the Washington Nationals, was abducted by gunmen Wednesday from his home in his native Venezuela. Officials in Venezuela say they have found the vehicle four armed men used to kidnap Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos.

Ramos, who played 113 games for the Nationals as a rookie in 2011, has not been heard from since the abduction, according to Kathe Vilera, a spokeswoman for the Venezuelan League team where he is playing during Major League Baseball's off-season.

A person close to Ramos' family, who asked not to be quoted by name out of safety concerns, said the catcher was at home with his father and brothers when several men "entered the house and took him away." According to the Associated Press, judicial police in Venezuela said the gunmen entered Ramos' home.

Kidnappings involving baseball players in Venezuela is nothing new, but this is the first time the player has been kidnapped. Three other famous instances from the past few years have involved family members of players.

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