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Former major league pitcher Ugueth Urbina returned to baseball Friday after serving 7 1/2 years in prison for the attempted murder of five workers on his family's ranch.
Before taking the field in his native Venezuela to play for the Lions of Caracas, Urbina described himself as ''more mature'' and said he was ''very excited to play baseball again.''
''I'm excited to be here,'' Urbina told reporters at the University Stadium in Caracas, where the Lions played the Zulia Eagles.
The 38-year-old pitcher was released from prison Sunday after serving roughly half of his 14-year sentence for attempted murder during a dispute over a gun on Oct. 16, 2005.
Urbina was found guilty of attacking and injuring workers with a machete. Several other men participated in the attack at his family's ranch, located about 25 miles from Caracas.
Urbina, who pitched for the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Florida Marlins, Detro...
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CARACAS, Venezuela — Former major league pitcher Ugueth Urbina returned to baseball Friday after serving 7 1/2 years in prison for the attempted murder of five workers on his family’s ranch.
Before taking the field in his native Venezuela to play for the Lions of Caracas, Urbina described himself as “more mature” and said he was “very excited to play baseball again.”...
Right-hander Ugueth Urbina, who was recently released from prison after serving seven years for attempted murder, is hoping to make a
return to Major League Baseball, reports Reyes Urena of El Nacional (translated
by MLB Trade Rumors).
"The objective is to pitch," said Urbina. "When?
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