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Ugueth Urbina Released from Venezuelan Prison After Serving 7 Years

Dec 26, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT

Here’s a “Where Are They Now” you probably weren’t expecting: former Phillies relief pitcher Ugueth Urbina was released from a Venezuelan prison today after serving seven years of a 14-year sentence for attempted murder.

As a refresher, from our post in 2005 (!):

Everybody hates when people steal their guns… although not quite as
much as when people hold your mother hostage for millions of dollars. Throw in some machetes, gasoline poured on people who are then lit on
fire, a few disobedient workers and you have yourself just another day
in the life of the Philadelphia Phillies.

You may remember Uggie best from this Photoshop of him with a machete.

Anyway, he’s out of prison today. Hopefully he stays away from flammable liquids. You may want to check out our posts on Uggie from the archives below. You know, to remember the good times.

>>Urbina released from prison after serving seven years [CSNNE]

From the Archives:

Today in Philly Sports History: Uggie Arrested for Machete/Gasoline Attack, 2005

Urbina: Say Hello to My Lil Machete

Ugueth Urbina Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison