Former MLB pitcher Ugueth Urbina has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for the attempted murder of five men in Venezuela.
Free agent Ugueth Urbina was denied bail in Venezuela on charges of attempted murder, conspiring with others to commit a crime, illegal deprivation of liberty and violating a prohibition against taking justice into one's own hands.
Ugueth Urbina has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in his home country of Venezuela.
Ugueth Urbina, who still hasn't been charged with any crimes, told reporters in Venezuela that he wasn't involved in the Oct. 15 attacks at his family's farm that left five people injured.
Ugueth Urbina was questioned by police in Venezuela, then released as authorities investigated accusations that he assaulted several men after a party at his family's home.
Ugueth Urbina threw a scoreless eighth inning in a 6-3 game against the Mets tonight.
Ugueth Urbina has struggled since being traded to the Phillies.
Ugueth Urbina pitched a hitless ninth tonight for his first save as a member of the Phillies.
Ugueth Urbina reportedly got drunk and into an altercation with his Detroit teammates on a flight to Los Angeles on Sunday night.
After entering with a 10-4 lead, Ugueth Urbina allowed four runs and retired just one batter in the ninth tonight in his Phillies debut.
Phillies acquired RHP Ugueth Urbina and infielder Ramon Martinez from the Tigers for infielder Placido Polanco.
Ugueth Urbina pitched a scoreless inning against the Devil Rays tonight to earn his fifth save.
Ugueth Urbina struck out two in a scoreless ninth tonight for a save against the Rangers.
With Troy Percival going on the DL, Ugueth Urbina should spend at least the next couple of weeks as Detroit's closer.