Ramos back in D.C. today

Ramos back in D.C. today
November 18, 2011, 1:52 pm
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Wilson Ramos is scheduled to be at Nationals Park today, his first appearance in Washington since last week's harrowing abduction in his native Venezuela.

Ramos will undergo a physical administered by a Nationals team doctor while also meeting with officials to ensure he's in good mental health in the wake of a kidnapping that gripped the entire baseball world and became front-page news in Venezuela.

The 24-year-old catcher, who spent about 51 hours in captivity, has said he wants to get back into a normal, baseball routine again. He began working out with his winter league team, the Aragua Tigres, on Tuesday and intends to return to Venezuela next week to begin playing in games.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo, though, wanted Ramos to come to Washington first to be examined by team doctors and receive a clean bill of health before returning to action in his homeland.