While Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos’ kidnapping made the headlines, he was not the only player to come across some harrowing moments off the field in Venezuela. Twins prospect Joe Benson was robbed at gunpoint after the cab he was riding in crashed. Both Benson and the driver of the cab had most of their belongings and cash taken from them. In the story link below, Benson talks about how scary the incident was, not being able to communicate with gunman, continuing to play winter ball following the robbery, and how security around him beefed up following Ramos’ kidnapping. It’s a very interesting and highly recommended read.
Benson on dangers of playing in Venezuela — FoxSportsNorth.com