From news about a new closer to news about an old closer – this time, it’s very dark.
Ugueth Urbina, known for his cardiac-like saves during the 2003 season for the Marlins (acquired from the Rangers for prospect Adrian Gonzalez) and his postgame kisses with Pudge Rodriguez, will now be known for being locked up.
Reports from Venezuela are that Urbina was involved in a group that attacked 5 workers on Urbina’s family ranch and attempted to kill them. The group attacked the workers with machetes on Oct. 16, 2005 – of which Urbina had denied being a part of. Urbina claimed to be asleep when the attacked happened.
Despite the plea, the court ruled that Urbina is to go behind bars for 14 years. From the bullpen to the pen.