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Wilson Ramos rescued after kidnapping

Updated: November 13, 2011, 11:58 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

VALENCIA, Venezuela -- His eyes tearing up with emotion, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos embraced his rescuers Saturday and said he had wondered whether he would survive a two-day kidnapping ordeal that ended when commandos swept into his captors' mountain hideout.

Ramos said that he was thankful to be alive a day after his rescue and that his final moments as a prisoner were hair-raising as police and the kidnappers exchanged heavy gunfire in the remote area where he was being ...

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