- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 12, 2009

NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York Mets pitcher Ambiorix Burgos (am-bee-OR’-iks BUR’-gos) has been convicted of throwing his girlfriend against a wall and punching her in a motel.

Prosecutors say a jury on Thursday convicted the 24-year-old Burgos of assaulting the woman in September 2008. He faces up to a year in jail when he is sentenced April 3.

District Attorney Richard Brown’s office says Burgos threw his then-girlfriend against a wall and repeatedly punched and slapped her when she tried to leave. Prosecutors say Burgos then stepped on the woman and pummeled her as she lay on the floor.

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Burgos’ lawyer, Edgar De Leon, didn’t immediately return an after-hours message seeking comment.

The Mets released Burgos in December.

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