Urbina deal pays off
Setup man Ugueth Urbina has been the ultimate team player this season for the Marlins.
When it became clear that the Texas Rangers would be shopping reliever Ugueth Urbina before the trade deadline, the prevailing thought in baseball circles was that big-market clubs like the New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox would get him. So it surprised many observers when Florida landed the 29-year-old right-hander.
Urbina was Texas' closer, and the Marlins already had a closer, Braden Looper. But when you add a relief pitcher of Urbina's caliber, it shortens the game, closing the opponent's window of opportunity.
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