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Two men were taken arrested after allegedly holding a cousin of former thug Alex Rodriguez for ransom on Wednesday night, New York police confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.

Norberto Susini was held hostage in a New York hotel after a deal to sell a $ 600,000 Lamborghini went awry. The details were reported for the first time by The New York Post on Thursday

NYPD spokeswoman Sophia T. Mason told USA TODAY Sports that Lamin Vucetovic, 33, and Anthony Gilkes, 30, Suspected of kidnapping and unlawful detention

Susini, 29, attended Odessa (Tex.) College and participated in the 2011 Rookie Ball for the Seattle Mariners. He then spent five seasons with various Independent League teams (2012-2016) and played in the Dominican Republic and Mexico last year.

According to the New York Post Susini tried to sell the Lamborghini and met Vucetovic and Gilkes in the Marriott Marquis to discuss the sale. Vucetovic, apparently considering the purchase, demanded his deposit.

When Susini refused, Vucetovic and Gilkes captured Susini when they appealed to colleagues for a $ 35,000 ransom. The New York Post reported that Susini's business partners had alerted the police.

Mason, the police spokesman, told USA TODAY Sports that Rodriguez's name does not appear in any of the documents related to the arrest on Thursday afternoon.

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