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Former major league pitcher Ugueth Urbina is out of jail. Urbina, 38, has already hit the baseball fields in his native Venezuela and hopes to earn another shot to pitch for a big league team. Urbina served less then half of the 14-year sentence that was handed to him for attempted murder at his families ranch. 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. The incident is said to have started over a gun that Urbina claims was stolen from him. It was not the first hair-raising event to happen to Urbina. In September of 2004, Urbina’s mother, Maura Villarreal, was kidnapped and held for ransom. While Urbina’s family refused to pay a $6 million ransom, she was eventually rescued. Before playing in his first game back, Urbina described himself as “very excited to play baseball again.” Urbina’s son Juan posted the following message on twitter. A two-time All-Star, Urbina saved 237 games from 1995-2005. He was a key addition of the 2003 Florida Marlins picking up two saves in the World Series win over the Yankees.
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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.'...
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?
My arm will say, and that's why I'm here. I'll work out two...
Former major league All-Star closer Ugueth Urbina is back in baseball after spending more than seven years in prison for attempted murder. Urbina, who was released from prison last Sunday, took the field at University Stadium in Caracus, Venezuela on Friday. He told reporters that he was looking forward to playing baseball again. He threw a bullpen session with the Caracus Lions...
Everyone's favorite reliever turned machete wielding attempted murderer is back on the open market after 7.5 years in a Venezuela jail. Ugueth Urbina, who last pitched in the Majors with the Phillies back in 2005, is already back on the mound after his stint in prison, currently hurling bullets for the Lions of Caracas. Oogie wishes to return to Major League Baseball, and...