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Pablo Sandoval Plans Trip Home To Venezuela Despite Wilson Ramos Kidnapping

With the heightened awareness of security issues in Venezuela with the recent kidnapping of Washington Nationals catcher and Venezuelan national Wilson Ramos, San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval still plans on returning to his native land during the offseason.

According to Andrew Baggarly, Giants officials have not asked Pablo to avoid returning to Venezuela, while Pablo himself said that he won’t even consider traveling home until the beginning of December, and his plans to do so are still unconfirmed.

The 25 year old Ramos was taken from his Mother’s home in Valencia, Venezuela by armed gunmen on Wednesday. Valencia is approximately 25 miles from Pablo’s hometown, though Pablo admits he takes extra security precautions when he travels home.

Pablo is currently is Arizona working with Triple Threat Performance, the same company he worked with last offseason to get into the best shape of his life. Pablo has vowed to enter camp this Spring even lighter and more fit than he was last year. Still, Pablo took the time to reach out to the Ramos family:

“My prayers are with Wilson Ramos’s family,” Sandoval stated from his Twitter account.

All of our’s are too.

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