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Wilson Ramos returned to winter ball action in Venezuela

Nov 23, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

FILE: MLB Player Wilson Ramos Kidnapped in Venezuela Getty Images

Wilson Ramos was in the Aragua Tigers’ lineup last night, returning to Venezuelan winter ball action 13 days after being kidnapped at gunpoint and rescued by police 51 hours later.

Ramos went 0-for-5 as the Tigers’ designated hitter and cleanup man.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said last week that he supported Ramos’ decision to remain in Venezuela and continue playing winter ball, but Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the 24-year-old catcher returned to the United States in the meantime to be examined by team doctors.

Ramos was also expected to meet with a specialist for traumatic incidents and according to Kilgore there was extra security in place last night. At no point has Ramos expressed fear of being involved in another abduction, which makes him a whole lot braver than me.

  1. cur68 - Nov 23, 2011 at 11:56 AM

    Take it easy, Wilson Ramos. Been a long off season for you already. No more adventures for you, ok?

  2. CJ - Nov 23, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    Better than staying home where he was kidnapped, I guess

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