Some sad and alarming news to report this morning out of Venezuela. According to the Associated Press , the mother of former Mets pitcher Victor Zambrano was kidnapped from the pitcherÆs property late last night. Details of the incident are still very sketchy. Over the past few years, Venezuela has been the target of kidnappers, who look to extort money from the many sports stars that live there, by taking their loved ones hostage. Back in April, the son and brother-in-law of catcher Yorvit Torrealba were snatched, only to be released a short time later. Hopefully there is a similar outcome in this scenario. Zambrano will forever be known in Mets history as being involved in one of the worst trades in team history that sent future star Scott Kazmir to the Tampa Bay Rays. Zambrano spent ...
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