Report: Kidnapped Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is alive
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, who was kidnapped Wednesday outside his home in Venezuela, is alive, it was reported Thursday.
A Venezuelan police Twitter feed says: “State law enforcement officials confirm ballplayer Ramos alive," according to the Washington Post.
Venezuelan officials said Thursday that they found the vehicle Ramos' kidnappers used to abduct him. The Ramos family, which had not been contacted by the kidnappers, urged the public to stay calm.
The Nationals and Major League Baseball issued a joint statement Thursday: “Our foremost concern is with Wilson Ramos and his family and our thoughts are with them at this time. Major League Baseball’s Department of Investigations is working with the appropriate authorities on this matter. Both Major League Baseball and the Washington Nationals have been instructed to make no further comment."
-- Melissa Rohlin
Photo: Wilson Ramos. Credit: Daniel Shirey / Getty Images