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Yesterday afternoon, Wilson Ramos, a rookie catcher for the Washington Nationals was kidnapped near his home in Venezuela. And while the impact on the Rays is far from the most important thing associated with this case, it could have a huge impact on the Rays off-season plans.
The Nationals have long been considered the team most interested in trading for BJ Upton. And it is no secret that the Rays would love to acquire a big league catcher this off-season. So it is not a stretch to think that Ramos’ name has come up in negotiations between the two sides.
Ramos, 24, hit .267 with 15 home runs and a solid .332 wOBA* in 113 games this past season. As a comparison, John Jaso had a .288 wOBA in 89 games and Kelly Shoppach was .274 in 87 games.
And even if Ramos would not have been the (...)Read the rest of Kidnapping Could Impact Rays Off-Season Plans (80 words)
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Wilson Ramos is just happy to be safe.
The Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was rescued by Venezuelan security forces on Friday, two days after being kidnapped."The truth is, at the moment they came to get me I was very nervous. There were many gunshots ... thanks to God, those guys did a tremendous job. I’m super grateful to them," Ramos said.
Venezuelan authorities said Friday they are confident they can quickly solve the kidnapping of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos.
The abduction on Wednesday was the first known kidnapping of a major leaguer in a country that has scores of players on big league rosters, and it has brought a renewed focus on rising violent crime in Venezuela.
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It's been nearly two full days since Wasingtion Nationals C Wilson Ramos was kidnapped from his Venezuela home. As NatsTown is doing everything it can to bond and support Ramos and his family during this trying time, including hosting a fan-organized candlelight vigil tonight at Nationals Park, it would be remiss of us to ignore the lack of coverage of this issue by ESPN, the...
Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos has been rescued after being kidnapped in his native Venezuela.
Venezuelan authorities say police have rescued Washington
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos two days after he was kidnapped.
CARACAS, Venezuela—Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was abducted by gunmen Wednesday from his home in his native Venezuela.
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