Will Yoder
Thursday November 10th, 2011

Major League Baseball and the Washington Nationals have released a joint statement on the kidnapping of  Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, according to Ben Goessling of MASNsports.com.

"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."

It is believed that the 24-year-old catcher was taken from his home yesterday by four armed men. Ramos was playing winter ball in Venezuela, along with several other Washington Nationals players. Earlier this morning, police claimed they had found the kidnappers’ vehicle abandoned in a nearby town, the AP reported. Until now there has been no known communication between the kidnappers and Ramos’ family.

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