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A few members of the police were stationed out front of his house at this time, he said, and he and his family felt more at ease due to the security.

Ramos also said he still intends to play in the Venezuelan Winter League for the Tigres de Aragua, even if it’s only for a short time, telling the Associated Press “As soon as I feel all right, I’m going to start playing.” He also told Venezuelan reporter Rafael Rojas that he wanted to play, “as a thank you to Venezuela for the support.”

He had been preparing to play for the team after taking a month of vacation following the end of the Nationals’ season. His debut was scheduled for this coming week.