• After release from jail, Urbina returns to baseball

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Dec 29, 2012
    Urbina told reporters he hopes to play professional baseball in the United States again. 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." Urbina was found guilty of attacking and injuring workers with a machete. If you don’t recall all of the details, in September of 2004, Urbina’s mother, Maura Villarreal, was kidnapped and held for $6 million ransom in their native Venezuela. His professional baseball career, which was obviously viewed from a much different perspective by that moment, seemingly going right along with it. The 38-year-old pitcher was released from prison on Sunday after serving roughly half of his 14-year sentence for attempted murder during a dispute over a gun on Oct.

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