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Mother of Victor Zambrano reportedly kidnapped

Nov 9, 2009, 12:53 AM EDT

According to a report from SI.com’s Jon Heyman, the mother of former big league pitcher Victor Zambrano was kidnapped sometime Sunday morning from Zambrano’s farm outside of Maracay, Venezuela.

The information came to Heyman via a telephone call from Zambrano’s agent Peter Greenburg.

Earlier this summer in Venezuela, the son of Colorado Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba – as well as  two of his uncles – were kidnapped. They were later rescued, and Torrealba moved his family to Florida.

Zambrano finished up a seven-year big league career in 2007, compiling a 45-44 record and 4.64 ERA with Tampa Bay, the New York Mets, Toronto and Baltimore.

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  1. jim - Nov 9, 2009 at 8:48 AM

    who the hell cares? some scrubs mother gets kidnapped and you feel it’s worthy of posting in the mlb section? Get a life

  2. DugoutNut - Nov 9, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    Jim,
    No compassion? Thank you for showing your true colors.
    Dug

  3. JIM'S A DOUCHEBAG - Nov 9, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    STFU DICKHEAD HOPE YOUR MOTHER GETS KIDNAPPED

  4. comeonman - Nov 9, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    SO SAD, THE CRAzY THING IS THESE KIDNAPPER’S SOMETIMES GET NOTHING IF THE FAMILY HAS NO MONEY OR A COUPLE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

  5. Don - Nov 9, 2009 at 10:48 AM

    Thanks for playing the ugly American Jim. Maybe these ball players should move their families to America to keep them a little safer. Bet that would piss you off Jim. At least we can keep his mother in our thoughts.

  6. Jackson - Nov 9, 2009 at 11:19 AM

    I hate to say it but I actually agree with Jim. There are probably a dozen kidnappings that happen on a daily basis. Why should I care about this one? B\c hes kind of a celebrity? I’m not happy to hear of any kidnapping but I also don’t feel compelled to care just b\c this guy is kind of a celebrity.

  7. Second Chance Checking - Dec 7, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    hah really?

  8. Joe Lobbing - Jan 10, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    A good background check service is darn near impossible to find.

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