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After prison release, Urbina returns to baseball
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.
Detroit Tigers closer Ugueth Urbina throws against the New York Yankees in the ninth inning in Detroit, Sunday, July 18, 2004. The Detroit Tigers surpassed their 2003 wins total with 2 1/2 months left in the season, beating the New York Yankees 4-2 before a sellout crowd of 40,132. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
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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.”...
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