Urbina released from prison after serving seven years

Urbina released from prison after serving seven years
December 26, 2012, 5:39 pm
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Former Red Sox relief pitcher Ugueth Urbina has been released from a Venezuelan prison after serving seven years of a 14-year sentence on attempted murder charges.

Urbina, 38, was involved in an incident on his Venezuelan property in 2005 in which he assaulted five workers. He was convicted in 2007.

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The righty compiled 237 saves over 11 seasons in the majors. He saved 40 games for the Red Sox in 2002 and was named an American League All-Star. He also made an All-Star appearance with the Expos in 1998.

Urbina bounced around during his career that spanned from 1995-2005, playing for the Rangers, Marlins, Tigers and Phillies as well. In 11 seasons, Urbina went 44-49 with a 3.45 ERA.