Kidnapped Ballplayer Wilson Ramos 'Is Safe'

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Saturday November 12th, 2011

Although details remain vague, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos is apparently safe after being kidnapped in Venezuela on Wednesday night, according to a series of tweets from Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.

Kilgore's first report was vague but promising, a retweet of Ramos' family friend: "Family friend of Wilson Ramos says he has appeared. RT@Marfamata Wilson apareció!!"

But Kilgore quickly got confirmation from a much more specific source: "From Gustavo Mercado [sic], Wilson Ramos's agent: The Minister Interior informed the family 10 minutes ago he is safe. 'They got him.'"

And, a minute later: "Wilson Ramos's agent is with the family. Could hear 'Wil-son! Wil-son' in the background. 'It’s a special moment for his family.'" UPDATE: Kilgore later corrected the name of Ramos' agent to Gustavo Marcano.

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