November 11, 2011 [LINK / comment]

Wilson Ramos is found safe!

This is a huge relief for baseball fans everywhere: Ben Goessling, at, reports that "Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, who was abducted in front of his home in Valencia, Venezuela, on Wednesday night, has been found safe by Venezuelan authorities." Further details are expected to become available soon...

UPDATE: Venezuelan Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami confirmed that Ramos had indeed been freed in an announcement on state television. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said in a statement, "Though details are limited and we have not yet talked directly with Wilson, we are thrilled with reports that he has been rescued and is being safely returned to his family." See