Sunday, November 13, 2011
Jesus Montero was overcome with emotion when he learned that Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos had been kidnapped in Venezuela. The Yankees’ top prospect grew up 10 minutes from Ramos, played with him there and considers him a good friend.
“He is my friend,” Montero said Saturday before an appearance at the Last Licks ice cream parlor in Scarsdale. “I felt sad because I’ve known him for a long time. I was really worried when I saw the news. I was crying a little bit. It’s not an easy situation he was living.
“Thank God everything is fine and the police, they took care of it.”
A dramatic rescue operation Friday night that included gunfire between Ramos’ captors and police in the remote mountainous region where Ramos was being held was successful. The rookie backstop was freed unharmed.
It was really great news that Ramos was freed unharmed, as situations like that can easily end very badly.
Also, this from this article:
Montero has been working with a personal trainer since the end of the season to trim down and build muscle. He will continue the training for a month in Venezuela and then return in January to join a handful of players whom Alex Rodriguez will host for workouts in Miami. Montero said he, Eduardo Nunez, Robinson Cano and possibly ex-Yank and current Giant Melky Cabrera could attend. They will be able to work with hitting coach Kevin Long there.
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