- Wilson Ramos resumes practicing with the Aragua Tigers
On Tuesday, Wilson Ramos started practicing for the Aragua Tigers. What seems like such a normal activity for baseball player has taken on a new significance for Ramos. The catcher, who was rescued last Friday after a 50 hour kidnapping ordeal, will return to Washington, D.C. for a physical and emotional evaluation. He could be playing baseball soon after that, as soon as next Tuesday.
In addition, there have been five additional arrests made in conjunction with Ramos’s abduction, although with limited details. This brings the total number of people held in connection to the case to 11.
In other Nationals notes, right-handed reliever Cole Kimball was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays after being put on waivers. Kimball appeared in 12 games in 2011 with a 1.93 ERA before getting injured.
Also, minor leaguer Corey Brown who was brought up to the big league club in September was outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse. Brown had three at -bats during the season and missed most of the season due to a staph infection on his knee.