Wilson Ramos, right, at a press conference.
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Venezuelan Major League baseball star kidnapped

A member of the Washington Nationals baseball team in the United States has been kidnapped by gunmen in Venezuela.

Wilson Ramos, who is from Venezuela, plays as a catcher for the Major League team and was in the country during the off-season in the US.

The Venezuelan government has said it is vigorously pursuing the kidnappers.

The BBC's Will Grant reports.

  • 11 Nov 2011