Washington Nationals player home safe after kidnapping

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Posted on November 14, 2011 at 10:19 AM

VENEZUELA -- Washington Nationals player Wilson Ramos is finally safe at home after being kidnapped at gunpoint.

Ramos was home with his family in Venezuela for the off-season when he was kidnapped last week.

The kidnappers snatched him from his home, then ditched the car about 30 miles away.

Investigators got a tip, and raided a farm house, where a firefight broke out.

Ramos was safely rescued and most of the suspected kidnappers were arrested.

Ramos spoke out about the incident, saying "I am very happy with my mom, you know I am safe now, that was a hard time for me."

Wilson says he plans to stay in Venezuela for winter ball, then he'll return to Washington for his third season in the majors.

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