Wilson Ramos Found Safe By Authorities

Wilson Ramos has been rescued from his abductors, reports Rafael Rojas Cremonesi.  Venezuela's Information Minister tweeted that Ramos was found by authorities (passed on by Cremonesi), and the Ramos family has already been contacted with the good news.

Ramos was kidnapped near his home in Venezuela by four armed gunmen on Wednesday.  The kidnappers didn't contact the Ramos family but did contact police, and it was confirmed yesterday that Ramos was alive. 

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  1. tiger313 4 years ago

    Thank God that this young man can continue to live his life. Here is to hoping this situation never happens again, for any person. Such a sick sad world.

  2. EarlyMorningBoxscore 4 years ago

    What a relief that is. Welcome back Wilson.

  3. This is the best story of the offseason.  None of the other stories matter.  This was a man’s life, which is worth more than all your Pujols/Fielder rumors.  Thank God they found him.  I was praying for him.

  4. Neil Tatro 4 years ago

    WOOOOOO! Great news!

  5. twins33 4 years ago

    Great news.

  6. I’m glad. Too bad they probably won’t catch them though.

  7. jordan 4 years ago

    YAH!!!!!! i bet everyone is happy!

  8. Sports33 4 years ago


  9. fantastic news

  10. Glad to hear

  11. Glad to hear

  12. 55saveslives 4 years ago

    Awesome news!!! Best way to start the weekend!!!

  13. vtadave 4 years ago

    Incredible. Hopefully this isn’t something that sets him back as far as baseball goes.

    Baseball aside though, a great, great story.

  14. Yanker 4 years ago

    That was not long before he was found

  15. Mariners4Ever 4 years ago

    Yay!… now back to…. never mind.

  16. Jamie Sayer 4 years ago

    This actually cheered me up a bit

  17. NYPOTENCE 4 years ago

    Welcome back Wilson Ramos!!!!!!

  18. Jaysfan724 4 years ago

    Thank goodness.  It’s a shame the Penn State fiasco had hidden the seriousness of this event (not saying the Penn State situation isn’t cuz it certainly is) because I feel a lot of people did not see how tragic something like this was because it was not talked about a lot in the midst of the media.

    That doesn’t matter now, at least Ramos is back safely. Bless him.

  19. Good to hear. It’s unfortunate that the Marlins event is happening right now.

  20. Not a Nats fan, but definitely glad to read this news. Now I hope the creeps who committed this heinous act are brought to justice swiftly.

    • Apparently, three people were taken into custody, and one woman who was kidnapped a few weeks ago was also freed.  This via Amanda Comak of the Washington Times.

  21. Very good news for the Ramos family and those around baseball.  It really sucks it needed happen this way and really hurt the possibility of other baseball stars and those from Venezuela going back to their home country to play the game they love.  Wonder if he may move his family out of the country…

    Scary times we live in, doesn’t matter who you are…

  22. mattinglyfan 4 years ago

    Very nice, thank God.

  23. Slopeboy 4 years ago

    Dynamite news!!!!

  24. EdinsonPickle 4 years ago


  25. yayyy

  26. Steve_in_MA 4 years ago

    AWESOME!  Thank G-d.

  27. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    Thank God.

  28. Matt Moore 4 years ago

    Im soooo glad they didnt kill him! That woulda ruined my day…

    • Lastings 4 years ago

      I think that would of ruined a lot of people’s days.

  29. Matt Moore 4 years ago

    Im soooo glad they didnt kill him! That woulda ruined my day…

  30. JR_Tolls1 4 years ago

    Comeback player of the year!

  31. JR_Tolls1 4 years ago

    Comeback player of the year!

  32. FacelessGeneralManager 4 years ago

    AWESOME!!!!!! Now get back here! Hopefully he will be able to move his family here as well!

  33. Vossome93 4 years ago

     If they catch the kidnappers, they will have been “caught stealing”.

    • diehardmets 4 years ago

      I’ll give you creds, that was pretty clever. 

  34. Snoochies8 4 years ago

    Excellent news, effing glad he came out ok…

  35. diesel2410 4 years ago

    Great! Go to hell kidnappers!

    • Is Venezuelan police custody good enough?  They got three of them, and they’re not exactly known for being…pleasant.

  36. Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

    Even with his safe return, it’s situations like this that painfully remind us that we are all mortal.

    Welcome back, Wilson!

  37. Great news

  38. Guest 4 years ago

    If you happen to be there on opening day in 2012, make sure his standing ovation is insane!

    • I’ll be there and screaming my heart out.  Well, the home opener; Nats open in Wrigley in 2012.

  39. slepsta 4 years ago


  40. NYBravosFan10 4 years ago

    Amazing news!!! Thank God he’s ok!!!! OMG, I was so worried.

  41. Hallelujah!  Great news for his family and the Nationals baseball family and the MLB family. 

  42. nats2012 4 years ago

    Welcome home Wilson!!!!!!!! Wilson Ramos is one of my favorite players and Im thrilled but they should use these same tactics whenever anyone gets kidnapped and put an end to this.

  43. 04Forever 4 years ago

    Thank goodness, hopefully he is completely unhurt

  44. kräftig. entschieden 4 years ago

    Now that he’s back, I can now make this joke:

    Matt Capps has mysteriously gone missing.

  45. start_wearing_purple
    start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

    Great news.

    I’m happy for both him and his family.

  46. valkscool 4 years ago

    Thank God.

  47. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    Honestly this could have been a huge tragedy, I’m extremely happy this took a positive turn..

    Perhaps mandatory body guards moving forward?

    • start_wearing_purple
      start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

      Joking aside, I’ve been curious whether or not MLB decides to hire security for their players outside the U.S. After Ramos it kinda seems like a necessary inevitable.

      • It’s more likely to be a team-by-team thing, with some hiring security and some merely recommending to their players that THEY hire security, and providing some trusted names.

      • Oh, and according to Nats prospect Ryan Tatsuko, the American-born players in the VWL ARE provided with security.

  48. ellisburks 4 years ago

    Without a doubt I am happy he has been returned safe. However, this is not new in Venezuela unfortunately. It is a shame that people have to resort to this sort of thing when there is a dictator in charge of a country. Not only has this hurt Mr. Ramos but it will hurt the Venezuela tourist industry and we will probably see less ex-pat Venezuelans come back home if they feel that they will be kidnapped when they get back. 
    Again, I am happy Wilson is home safe.

  49. Notin J. Notin 4 years ago

    I hear the first thing he said when he got rescued was “They gave how much to Papelbon?  For a closer?!?!?”

    Relax. It’s OK to joke about it now…

  50. Cam Hodgson-Dwyer 4 years ago

    Freedom is something we too often take for granted. Above all, life is more important than baseball, having him rescued is the best news anyone could read on here. Now, who on earth is going to want to play winter ball in Venezuela? I bet that waiting line is short. This could be a huge knife in South American baseball in general.

  51. Finally! Glad he was found! This has not been an easy week to be a sports fan with PSU and Ramos, glad to hear Ramos was resolved!

  52. hallwagner 4 years ago

    great news! <3 wilson ramos

  53. caliberal91 4 years ago

    Awesome news. I’m glad he turned out okay. 

  54. chico65 4 years ago

    Agreed. Kind of bizzare though. The kidnappers just let him go?

  55. Encarnacion's Parrot 4 years ago

    Actually, he didn’t. As I recall, he said: “LIFE > BASEBALL.”

    Yes, I even added the caps.

  56. Having come down hard on people who made jokes during the event, I have to say that I’m totally fine with this joke.  Jokes about what he went through, no, but jokes about anything else (like the rescue team, Chavez, Venezuela, etc.) I’m totally fine with now that he’s ok.

  57. Guest 4 years ago

    Right? They had to have known him. I hope these guys get hit by a bus on the way home.

  58. Dodgersarelife 4 years ago

    You are the one they compared me to. Because of you i cant do CAPS without being called a bleacher creature….

  59. Apparently, three men were taken into custody.  Info suggests it was a helicopter raid.

  60. Notin J. Notin 4 years ago

    And did so after being accused of being happy had it been a Red Sox player instead.

    It was OK then, and the jokes are OK now.

  61. Elvis Andrus needs impersonators too.

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