Judge denies Urbina release; attack trial looms

Updated: January 28, 2006, 1:50 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

A Venezuelan judge on Friday denied relief pitcher Ugueth Urbina's request to be released from prison pending his trial on attempted murder charges.

Urbina, who turns 32 on Feb. 15, was present at Friday's hearing. No trial date has been set.

Urbina pitched last season for the Detroit Tigers and Philadelphia Phillies. He is charged with an Oct. 15 machete and lighter fluid attack on five men who worked at his ranch. The 11-year veteran reliever, who has earned more than $25-million in ...

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