Nationals catcher found alive in Venezuela

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Nationals catcher found alive in Venezuela

Mark ZuckermanCSNWashington.com

Wilson Ramos has been found safe in the mountains west of his home town in Venezuela, the country's minister of information announced minutes ago.

Ramos' family has been informed of his rescue and was told he will be brought home soon, roughly 51 hours after he was abducted by four armed men outside his house near Valencia.

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Shortly after the news broke, the Giants' Pablo Sandoval -- also native to Venezuela -- tweeted his exultation in Spanish.

Sandoval has a 10-game trip to Venezuela planned, and there was speculation that the trip was in doubt, but the Giants have not asked him to change his plans yet, according to the San Jose Mercury News.

Here is Sandoval's original tweet, as well as our translation:
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KFP48Gracias a dios por la aparicion de mi colega y compatriota Wilson Ramos --- No al secuestro es hora de ponerle un parado a esta situacion
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"Thank God for finding my colleague and compatriot Wilson Ramos -- No to kidnapping, it is time to put a stop to this situation."

Bumgarner allows two runs, Giants start spring training with walk-off homer

Bumgarner allows two runs, Giants start spring training with walk-off homer

BOX SCORE

At Scottsdale, Arizona, Chris Marrero hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth and drove in four runs as the Giants rallied after Madison Bumgarner gave up two runs on two hits in the top of the first.

Marrero, a 2006 first-round draft pick of the Nationals trying to revive his career as a non-roster invitee, had an RBI single in the fifth.

Kevin Shackelford, the seventh Cincinnati pitcher, walked Orlando Calixte to open the ninth and Christian Arroyo blooped a single into left field before Marrero hit a line drive over the wall in left centerfield.

Patrick Kivlehan had a two-run single off Bumgarner in the first and Hunter Pence doubled in a run off Reds starter Rookie Davis. Davis, acquired from the Yankees in the Aroldis Chapman deal, is likely to open with Double-A Pensacola this year.

Sharks recall trio as bye week concludes

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Sharks recall trio as bye week concludes

VANCOUVER – Kevin Labanc, Barclay Goodrow and Tim Heed have accompanied the Sharks to Vancouver, and will presumably be available to play against the Canucks on Saturday in the first game after the bye week.

Forwards Timo Meier, Nikolay Goldobin and Marcus Sorensen, all of whom have played games with the NHL club this season, remain with the AHL Barracuda for the time being.

Labanc, 21, has 18 points (7g, 11a) in 45 games this season. Lately he has been skating as the left wing on the top line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski, and is looking to snap a 21-game goal drought.

Goodrow, 23, has played one game with the Sharks this season, going scoreless on Jan. 24 at Winnipeg. Unless the Sharks recall someone else before their game with the Canucks, Goodrow will likely play his second game as the team is carrying just 12 healthy forwards as of Friday afternoon. Joonas Donskoi did not accompany the Sharks to Vancouver, and remains day-to-day with what the club is offically calling an upper body injury but appears to be a right shoulder.

Heed, likely the seventh defenseman in case of emergency, has also played one scoreless game on Jan. 11 at Calgary.

Dylan DeMelo made the trip, but is still not ready. The defenseman told CSN last week that he’s on schedule with an eight-week recovery from a broken right wrist that would put his return around early March.