Kidnapped Ballplayer Wilson Ramos 'Is Safe'

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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