09/30/2003 1:13 PM ET
Florida's Ugueth Urbina named National League Pepsi Player of the Week
Ugueth Urbina of the Florida Marlins, who saved four games with a 0.00 ERA in the last week of the season to help the Marlins clinch the National League Wild Card, was named National League Pepsi Player of the Week for the period of September 22 - 28.
Urbina pitched four innings, recorded a save in each appearance, and did not give up a hit last week. On September 26, he closed out the Marlins' 4-3 win over the Mets and clinched Florida's first playoff appearance since 1997. Urbina, who was traded from the Texas Rangers in July, was 3-0 with a 1.41 ERA in 33 games with the Marlins this season.
Other players nominated included Urbina's teammate Jeff Conine (.381, 3 HR, 8 RBI); Colorado's Ronnie Belliard (.474, 3 HR, 11 RBI) and Larry Walker (.438, 2 HR, 8 RBI); Houston's Morgan Ensberg (.409, 3 HR); Arizona's Alex Cintron (.536, 4 RBI); Chicago's Shawn Estes (1-0, 4-hit shutout); San Francisco's Pedro Feliz (.545, 3 HR, 7 RBI); San Diego's Xavier Nady (.435, 2 HR, 7 RBI); Montreal's Tomo Ohka (1-0, 5-hit shutout); Al Leiter (1-0, 8-hit shutout) of the Mets; and Woody Williams (2-0, 2.08 ERA) of the Cardinals.
Urbina will receive a Tourneau luxury Swiss timepiece as the National League Pepsi Player of the Week.