VIERA, Fla. -- Workout No. 1 of the spring has come and gone, wrapped up in a tidy 90 minutes or so per manager Davey Johnson's instructions.
It's been nearly three months since Wilson Ramos was abducted outside his home in Valencia, Venezuela, whisked away to a small cabin in the mountains and ultimately rescued by authorities.
Wilson Ramos wanted desperately to get back to playing baseball in Venezuela earlier this offseason, even though the haunting memories of his November abduction were still fresh in his mind.
Nobody reports to spring training without some question, no matter how minor, hanging over his head.