Wilson Ramos, the former top catching prospect of the Minnesota Twins who was traded to the Washington Nationals, has been kidnapped in his native Venezuela. Ramos was back with family and playing in the Venezuelan Winter League, when four armed men arrived at Ramos’ mother’s home and forced Ramos into a vehicle before fleeing.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen now,” said Enrique Brito, a longtime official in the Venezuelan winter league who is close with Ramos’s family. “It’s going to be bad for the culture, for the league, for everything. Wilson is one of the best players that we had. It’s bad. It’s real bad, for all Venezuelan people and fans. We are all shocked.”
Let’s hope that Wilson is released soon, and this doesn’t turn into a tragedy like the case of Henry Blanco’s brother, who was kidnapped & killed even as Blanco negotiated for his release.
We live in an insane world.