Wilson Ramos, the Washington Nationals' catcher who was kidnapped in his native Venezuela, is still alive, according to Venezuelan authorities. The news was just reported by Rafael Rojas of Viva Colorado on Twitter and is a relief to Nationals fans and sports fans everywhere.
It remains unclear where Ramos is currently located or whether the kidnappers have contacted anyone yet. He has not been found at this time, and according to the latest reports, there have still been no ransom demands. Ramos was kidnapped by four gunmen late on Wednesday night, according to several reports. Police have found the SUV used to capture Ramos.
Ramos is a promising young catcher for the Nationals that belted 15 home runs and drove in 52 RBI last season. He was down in his home country playing Winter Ball, which is something many other major league players do during the offseason.
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