Despite renewed fears of player safety in Venezuela following the kidnapping of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos, Giants officials have not asked Pablo Sandoval to call off a return to his home country next month.
The Giants' All-Star third baseman had planned to leave Dec. 10 and play 10 games for Navegantes de Magallanes near his hometown of Puerto Cabello in Carabobo state.
"We are aware of the situation (with Ramos)," Giants vice president Bobby Evans said. "Everyone is cautious about the safety of their players."
Major League Baseball often dispenses information and guidance to its clubs on travel and safety measures, but has issued no directives, Evans said.
Sandoval stated in Spanish on his Twitter account that rumors of his travel plans are unconfirmed and he wouldn't make a decision until the beginning of December.
Sandoval still plans trip home
San Jose Mercury News | Nov 12