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Venezuela Not Big On Cutting Athletes Breaks

If you were thinking former big league reliever Ugueth Urbina was going to get off easy during his trial for attacking a guy with a machete, worry not: Urbina has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Urbina was sentenced for the attempted murder of five workers on his family's ranch. Urbina, a former pitcher with the Philadelphia Phillies, was also found guilty of illegal deprivation of liberty and violating a prohibition against taking justice into his own hands during a dispute over a gun on Oct. 16, 2005, El Universal reported. The 31-year-old free agent was accused of joining a group of men in attacking and injuring workers with machetes and pouring gasoline on them at his family's ranch, located about 25 miles south of Caracas.


Urbina has proclaimed his innocence and is expected to appeal, so Eric Karabell suggests you stash him away in deep keeper NL-only leagues.

Urbina Sentenced To 14 Years [Associated Press]
Do Not Steal From Ugueth Urbina. Seriously. [Deadspin]

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