Ugueth Urbina

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Ugueth Urbina MLB Career Stats

583 44-49 3.45 697.1 814 1.21

Ugueth Urbina Bio

  • Full Name: Ugueth Urtain Urbina
  • Nickname: Oogy
  • Born: 2/15/1974 in Caracas, Venezuela
  • High School: Liceo Peres Bonalde de Miranda, Caracas. VEN
  • Debut: 5/9/1995
  • Last Game: 10/2/2005
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MLB Career Stats 44 49 3.45 583 21 237 697.1 814 1.21


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Ugueth Urbina Stats

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Ugueth Urbina Advanced Stats

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Ugueth Urbina Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2003 Florida NL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2002 Boston AL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
1998 Montreal NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/28/2003 Florida NL

Ugueth Urbina Leaderboards


Season SV Rank
1997 27 11th in NL
1998 34 6th in NL
1999 41 1st in NL
2000 8 22nd in NL
2001 15 15th in NL
2001 9 17th in AL
2002 40 3rd in AL
2003 6 24th in NL
2003 26 7th in AL
2004 21 9th in AL
2005 9 15th in AL


Season G Rank
1999 71 14th in NL
2002 61 23rd in AL


Season HLD Rank
2005 18 11th in NL

Ugueth Urtain Urbina Bio Info

Resides in Ocumare Del Tuy, VZ during the off-season...has two children, Juan Manuel (5/31/93) and Ugueth, Jr. (11/29/94)...Is a 1990 graduate of Liceo Peres Bonalde de Miranda High School, where he played baseball and basketball...Pitched for Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League following the 1994 season...Is the only player in major league history with the initials U.U.U. -- his two brothers have the same initials (Ulises Utah and Ulmer Ulses)...Urbina is the seventh player in Tigers history whose last name stars with the letter U, the first since Tom Urbani in 1996...His uniform number 74 is the highest worn by a Tigers player in franchise history. 2005 Acquired from Detroit on June 8 for Placido Polanco. ... Appeared in 56 games with the Phillies, striking out 66 batters in 52 1/3 innings. 2004 Served as the club's closer during his first season with the Tigers organization after signing as a free agent on March 29...Optioned to Single A Lakeland on April 2 to begin the season...appeared in two games before being recalled by the Tigers on April 14...Posted seven straight scoreless outings for the Tigers April 19-May 5, fanning five batters in seven innings...Tied for fifth in the American League with five saves during May despite posting a 0-2 record and 7.59 ERA (10.2IP/9ER) in 12 appearances...Fanned a season-best four batters in a season-high two innings of relief at Philadelphia on June 17...matched the high of two innings pitched on July 20 versus Minnesota and August 21 against Seattle...Passed Dave Smith, Gregg Olson and Gene Garber to move into sole possession of 28th place all-time in saves with each respective save June 25 versus Arizona, July 7 at Yankee Stadium against New York and July 10 at Minnesota...Finished 2-0 with a 2.92 ERA (12.1IP/4ER), five saves, 17 strikeouts and a .159 batting average against (7x44) in 12 outings during June...tied for eighth in the league with five saves during the month...Converted 10 straight save opportunities July 7-August 17... Tied for third in the league with 14 appearances during July, while his six saves tied for fourth-most...posted a 1-3 record, 3.77 ERA (14.1IP/6ER), 14 strikeouts and a .143 batting average against (7x49) during July...Recorded the 228th save of his career on August 17 at U.S. Cellular Field against the Chicago White Sox to tie Hoyt Wilhelm for 27th place all-time... Appeared in the 500th game of his career on August 25 versus the Chicago White Sox...Tied for 10th in the league with four saves during August...Left the club for the remainder of the season following the game at Kansas City on September 1 to return to Venezuela to attend to the kidnapping of his mother...Finished eighth in the American League with 46 games finished and ninth with 21 saves...sixth in the league by converting 87.5 percent of his save opportunities (21x24)...Limited opposition to a .194 batting average (38x196), seventh-best among league relievers...Fanned 9.33 batters per nine innings, eighth-best among league relievers...Issued 5.33 walks per nine innings, second-highest among American League relievers...Tied for fifth among league relievers with six losses...Fourth-worst among league relievers in inducing opponents to ground into a double play in double play situations, 2.1 percent (1x48)...Posted a 4-4 record, 3.13 ERA (37.1IP/13ER) and 20 saves in 37 outings with two days rest-or-less...finished 0-2 with a 7.56 ERA (16.2IP/14ER) and one save in 17 outings with three days rest-or-more...Limited lefties to a .191 batting average (17x89), while righthanded batters hit .196 (21x107) with Urbina on the mound. 2003 Traded from the Rangers, where he saved 26 games, to the Florida Marlins for the stretch run, Urbina put up a 3-0 record with a 1.41 era for the Marlins. Acquired to be the set-up man, Ugueth took over the closer's job late in the season. During the Marlins' run to a World Series title, Urbina had a 1-0 record, 3.46 ERA and six saves in 10 postseason appearances. 2002 Urbina tied for third in the American League with 40 saves, one shy of his career high...led Boston in appearances with 61...was named to the 2002 All-Star team. 2001 Traded to Red Sox w/cash considerations from Mont. in exchange for RHP Tomo Ohka and minor lg. LHP Rich Rundles on 7/31...Was 2-1 w/15 svs. and 4.24 ERA in 45 G w/ Mont. and held opps. to a .236 batting avg...Did not allow a run in his 1st 7 apps. w/Mont. (7 IP, 1 H, 4 SV, 2 BB, 7 K)...Was 0-0 w/0.79 ERA in 10 G in June (11.1 IP, 8 GF, 2 SV, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 5 BB, 13 K)... 2 IP in his last game for Mont. on 7/26 vs. Atl. (0 H, 3 K) was his longest outing...His 125 career svs. for Mont. rank 2nd on all-time Expos list...Made Sox debut in 8th inng. of Sox 4-2 loss vs. Ana. on 8/1 (0.1 IP, 1 H, 1BB)...Pitched a scoreless 8th inng. of Sox 6-3 win vs. Tex. on 8/5 and struck out the side ( A. Rodriguez, R. Palmeiro and I. Rodriguez)...Recorded his 1st Red Sox save in 6-4 win vs. Sea. on 8/16 (1 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 K)...Started 9th w/6-3 lead...Struck out M. McLemore and E. Martinez to end the game w/tying runs on...Recorded 3 consec. saves 8/21 - 8/24 (2.1 IP, 1 ER, 5 K)...Had a season-high 2.1 IP (0 H, 0 BB, 3 K) in 8-7 18 inng. loss at Tex on 8/25...Recorded his 1st blown save and loss vs. NYY on 9/1 (2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 K)...Started 8th w/1-0 lead but allowed 1-out, RBI single by C. Knoblauch...In 9th allowed leadoff HR by B. Williams...Struck out side for his 5th save vs. Clev. on 9/5 (Gonzalez, Burks and Cordova)...Recorded his 6th save vs. Det. on 9/21, allowing a leadoff double before striking out final 3 BF...He was 0-1, 3.38 w/5 saves in 7 G in Sept./Oct. (8 IP, 8 H, 3 ER, 16 K)...Struck out 32 in 20 IP (1.6 per inng.)...RH batted .135 (5-37) against him and overall held opps. to a .219 batting avg...Finished 0-1 2.25 ERA w/9 svs in 19 G (20 IP, 16 H, 3 BB, 32 K).

Through 2001, has 134 SV in 159 save opportunities (84%).

2000 Notched his 110th career save on 4/26 vs. Col. to pass Mel Rojas for 2nd place in Expos' history (Jeff Reardon holds club record w/152 SV)...Recorded 8 SV in 13 apps. before going on D.L. after arthroscopic surgery on 5/17 to remove a bone chip from rt. elbow...Surgery was performed by Expos' team orthpedic surgeon, Dr. Larry Coughlin at St. Mary's Hospital (Montreal)...Underwent a series of X-rays on 6/29 which revealed the presence of more bone chips in rt. elbow...Flew to Atlanta w/the team before departing for Birmingham, AL to undergo surgery on 7/5...Calcification along the elbow joint was smoothed out and the bone chip in the middle of his elbow was removed...Surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Larry Coughlin...4-6 month rehab was expected for full recovery...Spent the rest of the season in Jupiter, FL on rehab program. 1999 Voted 1999 Sporting News N.L.Fireman of the Year as he led the lg. w/41 SV...Became just the 3rd Expos' hurler in franchise history to lead the N.L. in saves (Mike Marshall 31 SV in 1973 and Jeff Reardon 41 in 1985)...Finished 3rd in the Rolaids Relief Man race behind Billy Wagner (Hou) and Trevor Hoffman (SD)...His 100th career save 9/22 at Fla. in 5-2 Expos win (2 IP)....Fanned 100 batters in 75.2 IP...Named N.L. Rolaids Relief Man for Aug. w/12 SV; one shy of M.L. record for Aug. set by Bobby Thigpen (CWS) in 1990...Converted 41 of 50 save opp. (82%). 1998 Registered the lowest ERA among N.L. closers w/1.30...6th in N.L. w/34 SV and 5th in N.L. Rolaids Relief Man Award...Pitched in 40 of the Expos' 65 wins...Fifth reliever in franchise history to reach the 30 SV plateau in a season...Struck out 94 in 69.1 IP (1.4 K/IP) and opposing teams hit just .158 against him...Third highest strikeout total for closers in lg...Collected 34 of team's 39 saves and had 18 consec. SV from 6/18 to end of season (10/1)...5 svs. in 5 chances during Aug...Gave up only 2 HR all season...Selected as member of M.L. All-Star team which toured Japan in Nov. (0-0, 3 G, 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 K)...Expos' Player of the Month for April (1-1, 11 G, 5 SV, 0.73, 1 ER, 12.1 IP) and Sept. (2-0, 10 G, 6 SV, 1.59 ERA, 18 K, 11.1 IP)...Did not allow a run in 17 apps. (17 IP, 10 SV, 26 K) from 6/18-8/12...Selected to N.L. All-Star Team and took loss after he allowed 3 R on 3 H in the 6th (2 K) at Coors Field in Denver. 1997 Was youngest closer in the M.L. at 23...His 27 svs. were more than any other Venzuelan pitcher in a single season surpassing Blue Jay Tony Castillo who saved 13 in 1995...Converted 27 of 32 save opps...Went 2-5 w/4.93 ERA w/15 SV in 36 G before the All-Star break and went 3-2 w/2.43 ERA in 12 SV in 27 G after the break...Had a 9 G stretch w/6 SV and 2 wins from 8/25-9/12...Finished season w/7 SV and 2 wins in his last 12 apps...Pitched for Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter Lg...Picked up his 1st M.L. save on 4/20 at Philadelphia in Game 2 of a DH as he combined w/Pedro Martinez for 3-0 shutout. 1996 Made 17 starts for Mont. before before he was switched to bullpen on 8/25...Was 7-5 w/4.14 ERA, 83 K in 91.1 IP as a starter...Made 1st relief app. on 8/25 at SF (1 IP, 1 K)...Longest relief outing was 2.2 inngs on 8/31 vs. SD...Was 3-0 w/1.99 ERA, 25 K in 22.2 IP as a reliever...Remained in W. Palm Beach to start the season as a preventative measure after undergoing rt. shoulder surgery Sept. 1995...After 3 starts (14 IP) in FSL, he was promoted to Ottawa where he made 3 more starts...Recalled to Mont. on 5/12 and went 3-0 w/3.18 ERA in 4 GS 5/12-29...Returned to Ottawa on 5/30 and recalled once again 6/10 for rest of season...Won 4 consec G over 6 GS from 5/12-6/17, his longest M.L. winning streak...Struck out a career-high 9 on 7/3 vs. Atl...Tossed a career-high 7 IP 4 times...Pitched for Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter Lg...Underwent rt. elbow surgery by Dr. Frank Cook on 12/23 to remove bone chips in his rt. elbow. 1995 Made his M.L debut at Phil on 5/9 (2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 K)...Picked up his 1st M.L. win in 13-inng. 3-2 victory over NYM after pitching perfect 12th inng. (0 K)...Was 1-0, 6.00 ERA (2 ER, 2 IP) as a reliever...Optioned to AAA Ottawa on 5/15...Made 1st M.L. start on 7/12 vs. the Cubs at Olympic Stadium and won 3-2 (7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 5 BB, 3 K)...Optioned back to Ottawa 7/28...Made last start on 8/8 before having surgery on 9/26 by Dr. Larry Coughlin to repair a slight labrum tear in his rt. shoulder...Re-habbed at W. Palm Beach until November...Won 6 consec. decisions in 10 starts at AAA level from 5/20-7/7 and put together a franchise record 26.1 consec. scorless IP during that time...Selected International Lg. Pitcher of the Week from 6/19-25...Named Lynx Player of the Month for June and the organization's Pitcher of the Month after going 4-0 w/0.74 ERA. 1994 Dominated AA Eastern Lg. batters for Harrisburg despite tendinitis in his rt. shoulder and a family tragedy in May when his father was shot to death during a robbery at his home in Caracas...After returning from Venezuela he went on to finish 8th in Eastern Lg. w/3.28 ERA and 2nd for opps batting avg. vs. starters (.218)...Held opps. avg. to .163 avg w/RISP...Returned home for three weeks and rejoined team on 6/3...Played winter ball at Caracas of the Venezuelan Lg. 1993 Was 10-1 in 16 starts at Single-A Burlington and then jumped to AA Harrisburg where he went 4-2...Was the youngest pitcher at AA-level at 19...Named Topps and Expos organization Pitcher of the Month for June going 5-0 w/1.88 ERA (43 IP, 31 H, 41 K)...Tabbed as the Best Pitching Prospect in the Single-A Midwest Lg. by Baseball America and 2nd among all prospects to then Marlin's C Charles Johnson...Named AA Eastern Lg. Pitcher of the Week for 7/5-11...Named to Midwest Lg. All-Star team...Led all Expos minor leaguers in IP (178.1), T1st in GS (27), 2nd in K (152) and opp. batting avg. (.223)...Ranked 3rd in wins (14)...Was 8-1 in May and June at Burlington w/1.71 ERA and 85 K in 84 IP. 1992 Finished T3rd in Single-A South Atlantic Lg. in CG (3) and shutouts (2)...Was 6-4 w/1.99 ERA at home and 1-9 w/4.87 ERA on the road. 1991 Named the GCL Pitcher of the Week for 7/28-8/3...T2nd in CG (3)...Led GCL Expos staff in IP (63)...Played winter ball for Caracas of the Venezuelan Lg.