Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was investigated by team doctors today, just one week after being freed from his abductors in Venezuela, ESPN.com reports.
According to Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, Ramos is in “terrific shape” and will now return to Venezuela to finish the winter league season with his team.
Ramos was kidnapped earlier this month by gunmen outside of his home in Venezuela. His captors loaded him into a van took him to a mountainous region in the center of the country. Ramos later told the Washington Post that he refused all food that was offered to him while held captive, out of fear for his safety.
Venezuelan police commandos rescued him two days after his capture. After a firefight, the police were able to arrest four of Ramos’ captors. Four more people believed to be involved with the kidnapping have been arrested since the incident.