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Wilson Ramos

Rescued After Kidnapping

11/12/2011 12:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was reunited with his family today in Venezuela after he was rescued following his kidnapping earlier this week. 

Five men were arrested in the kidnapping, but authorities did not release if anyone was wounded in the rescue. 

Ramos told a local television station, "They simply told me to cooperate, that they were going to ask for a ton of cash for me."

He added, "The truth is I'm still very nervous, but thanks to God everything turned out well."

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1.

Cartman    

I'm glad he's safe. Now get the heck out of Venezuela!

986 days ago
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Redskin_Chick    

Thank God they found him, glad he is okay and I agree with the first comment, get the heck out of Venezuela, I read that some of the families of the ballplayers dont want to leave their friends, so they stay. These kidnappings happen so often, get out now.

986 days ago
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I am Spartacus    

Glad he was found and was unharmed.

986 days ago
4.

Nefertiti    

I am glad he was found safe. I am sure he will now take better precautions for both himself and also his family.

986 days ago
5.

raven    

so - i'm just curious. do athletes that come to this country have to go through legal channels to become legal citizens before they can "work" and be paid for it?

or are professional sports teams allowed to hire illegal aliens to play?

985 days ago
6.

Hilary    

Great he's safe! Now, why doesn't the Venezuelan military save the non-famous victims? I dare you Chavez. Save them all!

985 days ago

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