While we’re still waiting to find out what happened on the Tigers’ charter to get Ugueth Urbina traded to Philadelphia, the Inquirer’s Todd Zolecki brings us the following feel-good item.
(Oogie, left, sans machete)
Phillies relief pitcher Ugueth Urbina has been questioned about his role in a bloody brawl Sunday on family property in Venezuela, according to newspaper reports.
The incident occurred after a welcome-home party for the pitcher. Urbina went out to eat, then returned about 2 a.m. with several people to the farm in the town of Ocumare del Tuy, about 25 miles south of Caracas, several Venezuelan newspapers reported.
According to one of the farmworkers, Urbina started asking about a firearm that had disappeared. The worker, 21-year-old Ricardo Osal, told police that Urbina and others rounded up the workers, beat them, attacked them with a machete, then splattered gasoline and paint thinner on them and burned them.
At least five people were injured in the incident.
Urbina said that he was not involved, and that he was sleeping at the time, the newspapers reported. He has not been arrested.