Rockies: Torrealba Son, Relative Safe After Kidnap

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Colorado Rockies say catcher Yorvit Torrealba's 11-year-old son and his brother-in-law have been released after they were kidnapped in Venezuela, Torrealba's home country.

The club said Thursday the pair were kidnapped by "unknown parties in exchange for ransom" but have been reunited safely with family.

The club didn't say whether a ransom was paid or how the pair were released.

Torrealba left the Rockies, who are playing in Houston, earlier this week to be with his family in Venezuela and work with authorities there.

Rockies club President Keli McGregor says the team is relieved by the outcome and is standing by Torrealba.

He says Torrealba will rejoin the team "when the time is right."

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