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V. Zambrano's mother unharmed

Updated: November 11, 2009, 4:14 PM ET
Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela -- The mother of former major league pitcher Victor Zambrano has been rescued after a three-day kidnapping ordeal, Venezuelan authorities said Wednesday.

Elizabeth Mendez Zambrano, 56, was rescued Tuesday during a "commando-style operation" in the central state of Aragua, federal police chief Wilmer Flores Trosel said.

Zambrano said having his mother alongside him again is a "great joy."

"I never thought we could be together again so soon," he said.

Trosel ...

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