According to a report from SI.com’s Jon Heyman, the mother of former big league pitcher Victor Zambrano was kidnapped sometime Sunday morning from Zambrano’s farm outside of Maracay, Venezuela.
The information came to Heyman via a telephone call from Zambrano’s agent Peter Greenburg.
Earlier this summer in Venezuela, the son of Colorado Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba – as well as two of his uncles – were kidnapped. They were later rescued, and Torrealba moved his family to Florida.
Zambrano finished up a seven-year big league career in 2007, compiling a 45-44 record and 4.64 ERA with Tampa Bay, the New York Mets, Toronto and Baltimore.