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Wilson Ramos to resume playing in Venezuelan winter league tonight

Nov 16, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

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Wilson Ramos is scheduled to be back in the lineup for Tigres de Aragua of the Venezuelan winter league tonight, less than a week after being rescued following a kidnapping at gunpoint.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo signed off on Ramos remaining in Venezuela and returning to game action, but told ESPN-980 in Washington that the team plans to give Ramos a physical exam following the winter meetings next month and will have him speak to a specialist “equipped to talk to people in these types of situations.”

Ramos finished fourth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting after hitting .267 with 15 homers and a .779 OPS in 113 games, which is one of the most productive seasons by a 23-year-old catcher during the past 25 years.

  1. henryd3rd - Nov 16, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    I don’t know about you; but I think that that dude may have the best security detail in South America. Chavez isn’t going to allow anything to happen to him and embarrass them again. He could walk about with tens and twenties hanging out of his pockets and no one’s going to mess with him

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