Legal - Baseball Wiretap

Urbina Released From Venezuelan Prison

Dec 26, 2012 4:05 PM

Uqueth Urbina has been unexpectedly released from a Venezuelan prison after serving more than 5½ years for attempted murder.

Urbina, 38, was given a 14-year sentence in March 2007 after being accused of attacking and injuring workers with machetes and pouring gasoline on them in October 2005.

The prison officially stated that Urbina was released this past Saturday for good behavior.

Tags: Legal

Andruw Jones Accused Of Dragging Wife Down Stairs

Dec 26, 2012 2:44 PM

The wife of Andruw Jones accused him of dragging her down a staircase, grabbing her neck and saying he wanted to kill her, according to police records.

A police report obtained by The AP said the fight happened around 1:30 a.m. on Christmas Day, after Nicole Jones asked her husband to help her prepare their home for Christmas morning.

Tags: Legal

Andruw Jones Arrested On Battery Charge, Free On Bond

Dec 25, 2012 7:54 PM

Jail records show that former outfielder Andruw Jones is free on bond after being arrested in suburban Atlanta on a battery charge, accpording to an report.

Gwinnett County Detention Center records say Jones was booked into the county jail around 3:45 a.m. Tuesday and had been released on $2,400 bond by 11 a.m.

Tags: Legal, Misc Rumor

A's Ask For Five More Years At Aging Ballpark

Dec 22, 2012 12:31 AM

With just one season left in the A's Coliseum lease and still no approval for their desired move to San Jose, it was clear the team had to make a deal to stay awhile longer at the aging ballpark.

In a Friday letter to East Bay officials, owner Lew Wolff put a time-frame on the deal, the team would stay for the next five seasons, in a bid to spur talks that apparently haven't gone well.

"We need to know if we're on the way to doing something that's mutually agreeable," Wolff said in an interview Friday. "Otherwise, we're going to have to find a temporary relocation somewhere, which we prefer not to do."

San Jose Mercury News

Tags: Oakland Athletics, Legal, Misc Rumor