Nov 12, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT
Associated Press photo Wilson Ramos is hugged by a family member after he was rescued last night. Venezuelan police commandos raided a house in the mountains about an hour from Wilson Ramos' home last night, exchanged gunfire with the catcher's abductors and then rescued him from a bedroom and whisked him away to be reunited…
Nov 12, 2011, 2:57 AM EDT
Photo via Kathe Vilera Wilson Ramos, following his rescue this evening. Updated at 11:35 p.m. Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos was rescued by Venezuelan police this evening in a mountainous area west of his hometown and is returning to his house where elated family members and friends await his arrival. The 24-year-old was found “safe and…
Nov 11, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT
Updated at 1:51 p.m. Venezuelan authorities have discovered a second vehicle they believe was tied to Wednesday's abduction of Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, according to a report this afternoon. The website for the Venezuelan newspaper Ultimas Noticias reported a 2002 Toyota Terios SUV was found in a remote area of Bejuma, the same village where…
Nov 11, 2011, 3:09 AM EDT
Associated Press photo Fans hold a candlelight vigil for Wilson Ramos outside a ballpark in Venezuela. They played baseball in three Venezuelan cities tonight, participants on all teams wearing green ribbons on their jerseys, fans holding candlelight vigils outside the gates, prayers being recited by everyone in attendance. And in the Ramos home on the…
Nov 10, 2011, 1:23 PM EDT
US Presswire file photo Wilson Ramos was abducted from his home in Venezuela last night. Updated at 4:14 p.m. Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, who was abducted from his home last night by four armed gunmen, is alive, the Venezuelan intelligence police confirmed this afternoon. Ramos has not been found, however, and his captors have not…
Nov 10, 2011, 1:14 AM EDT
Updated at 12:04 a.m. Wilson Ramos was kidnapped from his home in Venezuela this evening, according to multiple reports out of the Nationals catcher’s home country. According to the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional, four gunmen approached Ramos at his home in the Santa Ines section of the city of Valencia and took him away. Family…
Nov 9, 2011, 4:05 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Anthony Rendon ranks behind only Bryce Harper among Nats prospects. To the surprise of no one, Bryce Harper is the top prospect in the Nationals' organization, according to Baseball America's annual organizational ranking released today. Harper was the overwhelming choice to hold down the No. 1 ranking for the second straight year,…
Nov 9, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ross Detwiler ranked way ahead of Jordan Zimmermann following the 2007 draft. Later today, Baseball America will reveal its annual Top 10 Prospects list for the Nationals, a rite of the offseason that gives everyone some perspective about the state of the franchise's farm system. There's no mystery who will sit atop…
Nov 8, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT
US Presswire photo Ozzie Guillen and Jeffrey Loria are attempting to turn the Marlins into winners. The natural order of things in the NL East hasn't changed much in recent years. The Phillies have owned the division since 2007. The Braves have sat one notch below the last two years. The Marlins have typically finished…
Nov 7, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT
US Presswire photo Ian Desmond and the Nats and in better shape than Adam Jones and the O's. Ask a bunch of local baseball observers which of the region's two franchises is closer to contention, the Nationals or the Orioles, and the answer will be unanimous. Of course the Nats are in better shape than…
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