So Much for Ugie Urbina Being a Sleeper on my Fantasy Team
I guess I'll have to waive him as he's expected to be in a Venezuelan prison
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Ugueth Urbina was
sentenced to 14 years in prison for the attempted murder of five workers on his
family's ranch, the Attorney General's Office announced Wednesday.
Urbina, a former pitcher with the Montreal Expos, Boston Red Sox,
Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies, was also found guilty of illegal
deprivation of liberty and violating a prohibition against taking justice into
his own hands during a dispute over a gun on Oct. 16, 2005, according to a
statement from the Attorney General's Office.
The 33-year-old free agent
was accused of joining a group of men in attacking and injuring workers with
machetes and pouring gasoline on them at his family's ranch, located about 25
miles south of Caracas.
Urbina repeatedly has denied involvement in the
violent attack, saying he was sleeping at the time.
Urbina, a two-time
All-Star, last pitched in the major leagues with the Phillies in 2005. He's 30th
on the all-time saves list with 237. He had two saves in the 2003 World Series
for the victorious Marlins.
In 11 major league seasons with the Expos,
Boston Red Sox, Rangers, Marlins, Tigers and Phillies, Urbina went 44-49 with a
3.45 ERA. He led the National League with 41 saves in 1999 with the Expos and
was third in the AL with 40 saves for the Red Sox in 2002.
Guilty or innocent, I have no idea, but at least he should fit right in with the lifestyle.
Labels: criminal athletes, ugeth urbina
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 6:06 PM