BREAKING: MLB Superstar’s Mother Just Kidnapped… Here’s What We Know

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BREAKING — Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Elias Diaz’s mother was kidnapped Thursday in their native Venezuela, according to the country’s local media outlet.

The mother of the 27-year-old Major Leaguer was taken in the western city of San Francisco — about 430 miles west of the capital Caracas — Venezuelan website Meridiano reported. The kidnapping occurred as the country grappled with its deteriorating economy and socialist President Nicolas Maduro’s campaign for reelection.

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The Pirates’ Venezuelan players have been known to speak out against the corruption plaguing their country through social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook.

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“We keep raising our voices against the corruption on our country, no more kills!!”

Venezuelans are the No. 3 most represented nationality in baseball, the New York Post reported.

Fox News reports that after Diaz’s mother was kidnapped, Pirates president Frank Coonelly said in a statement that the organization was keeping the Diaz family its prayers and offered support.

“We are using all of the resources available at the Pirates and Major League Baseball to support Elias and his family during this incredibly difficult time. As we work with authorities on his mom’s safe return, we will withhold further comment and ask that you please respect the family’s need for privacy.”

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In September 2004, the mother of Detroit Tigers pitcher Ugueth Urbina was kidnapped in Venezuela, with her captors demanding $6 million in ransom. Maura Villarreal, 54, was rescued five months later.

In 2011, Wilson Ramos, then of the Washington Nationals, was abducted and held for two days in Venezuela. After his rescue, eight suspects were arrested.

Unbelievable.

We hope that Mrs. Diaz is safe and is released by these thugs.

TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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