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Brayan Villarreal was sitting at a Red Lobster restaurant when he was texted by his mother that there was danger at his home in Venezuela.
Villarreal was stunned to find out that his father, mother, and 14-year-old brother had been robbed at gunpoint in their own home and held captive last Friday. None of them were harmed, but his father and brother were tied up.
Villarreal was so stunned that he finished his meal before reality set in.
''I was mad,'' Villarreal said on Monday after he pitched an inning for the Detroit Tigers in an 8-5 win over the Houston Astros. ''I was mad and couldn't do anything. That happened and now I am good. They are going to come here and be safe.''
The 25-year-old right-hander said his parents and brother were out of the house when the two robbers were ransacking the place. A neighbor called the police and the robbers both escaped, although one was shot by police, according to Villarreal. He said he has talked with ...
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The fantasy baseball tiers at third base are semi-deep but they could could lose some depth if several of the players drafted are put at first base. By using the below tiers with average draft position numbers, you should get a good feel of where certain players at third base will go in drafts.
Here is a look at the 2013 fantasy baseball tiers for third basemen.