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MLB Rookie Who Was Kidnapped Has Been Found, 11 Suspects Arrested!

MLB Rookie Wilson Ramos returned home to play winter baseball in his home country of Venezuela only to be kidnapped and held for ransom.

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When Washington Nationals rookie Wilson Ramos wanted to go home for winter baseball and spend time with his family in hometown of Valencia,Venezuela he did not expect what was going to happen next. When the MLB season is over alot of players return to there home country’s and play baseball in preparation for the next season.

On November 9, 2011 Ramos was spending time with his family, around 6:45pm Ramos was approached by 4 gunman and taken in an SUV. Officials don’t hear word about Ramos’ condition the next day November 10, 2011 until 4:00pm local time that Ramos was alive.

The intention of the kidnapper’s was to hold Ramos for a large ransom, but authorities foiled the plan. On November 11, 2011 the police found and rescued Ramos, he was alive and well. Venezuelan authorities charged eleven suspects in the kidnapping of Ramos. The charges include kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, using a stolen vehicle and criminal association.

Ramos is not expected to play for the Tigres de Aragua of the Venezuelan winter league until next week. Ramos this year is in the ballot for MLB Rookie of the Year.


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