Less than a full week after Wilson Ramos was rescued from kidnappers who’d held him captive for more than 48 hours in Venezuela, he’ll be back in Washington, D.C. Friday to see the Nationals team doctors for an examination and to meet the media briefly.
Ramos, who has put out several requests through the Venezuelan media for everyone to move on to talking about baseball, is expected to begin playing for the Tigres de Aragua in the Venezuelan Winter League this upcoming week.
His harrowing kidnapping and rescue pushed his plans to play back about a week — and gave the soft-spoken Ramos unexpected celebrity as the world worried and prayed for his safe return.
Since he was rescued by Venezuelan authorities in an action movie-like scene late last Friday night, Ramos has maintained his desire to keep his commitment to the Tigres de Aragua and play baseball this winter. He said he’d comply with whatever the Nationals wanted him to do and it’s understandable that they request a visit for him to be checked out by their doctors.
More from Nationals Park this afternoon.