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Wilson Ramos kidnapped in Venezuela

Updated: November 11, 2011, 10:22 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Catcher Wilson Ramos, seen as one of the young building blocks for the Washington Nationals, was abducted by gunmen Wednesday from his home in his native Venezuela.

Venezuelan Professional Baseball League vice president Domingo Alvarez says the captors have not made contact with Ramos' family. He said it's the first time a Major League Baseball player has been abducted in the country, though relatives of other players have been held for ransom in the past.

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