Lost and Found

Kidnapped Nationals Catcher Rescued

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Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was rescued Friday, two days after he was kidnapped outside his home in Valencia, Venezuela. Venezuela is home to many major-league players in American baseball, but Ramos's capture at gunpoint Wednesday night was the first known instance where a player has been abducted. The kidnapping highlights the prevalence of violent crime in Venezuela and the necessity for Venezuelan players to take increased precautions when home with their families.