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Finalmente con mi Padre! twitter.com/JuanUrbina51/s… — Juan Urbina (@JuanUrbina51) December 23, 2012 Remember this face? He was most recently seen in a Venezuelan court room and before that pitching for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2005. After the season, Urbina was involved in an incident that led to him being charged...
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