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Jose Urena | Relief Pitcher | #62

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / MIA
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Marlins optioned RHP Jose Urena to Triple-A New Orleans.
Urena has a 7.52 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in 20 1/3 innings of relief this season at the major league level. Cody Hall got the call to fill the vacant bullpen spot. Jun 1 - 12:17 PM

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With A.J. Ramos resting, Jose Urena got a five-out save Wednesday against the Dodgers, striking out every batter he faced.

Urena opened spring training in the mix for a rotation spot, got auditioned as a setup man at the end of camp, was optioned to Triple-A to work as a starter and was called up to the majors a week ago to pitch in relief. All the role switching probably isn't healthy, but he certainly has some potential in short relief if that's how the Marlins continue to employ him. That doesn't mean he should overtake Ramos, but he could quickly emerge as the fallback.
Apr 28 - 3:26 AM

Marlins recalled RHP Jose Urena from Triple-A New Orleans.

Urena had allowed seven runs on nine hits and six walks in 10 innings this season at the Triple-A level, so the promotion is an odd one. He'll presumably work in a mop-up role for a few days and then head back down.
Apr 21 - 9:53 AM

Marlins optioned RHP Jose Urena to Triple-A New Orleans.

Urena posted a 5.40 ERA and 3/3 K/BB ratio over 8 1/3 innings this spring. He'll serve as rotation depth in the minors.
Mar 29 - 9:01 AM

Jose Urena pitched a scoreless inning out of the pen Sunday against the Cardinals.

Urena entered camp as a rotation candidate, but after giving up four runs his last time out, it seems he was pretty much ruled out as a starter. The one-inning stint today suggests a spot as a reliever if still available to him, though it still seems more likely that he'll open up as a starter in Triple-A. Last year, Urena had a 4.86 ERA in nine starts and a 6.46 ERA in 11 relief appearances in the majors.
Mar 20 - 4:47 PM

Jose Urena pitched 2 2/3 innings and allowed one run Thursday in his start against the Braves.

Urena is auditioning for a rotation spot after going 1-5 with a 4.86 ERA in his nine starts for the Marlins last season, but he'd only seem to have a shot if a current starter lands on the DL for the start of the season. He's allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings this spring.
Mar 10 - 4:21 PM

Marlins activated RHP Jose Urena from the 15-day disabled list.

Urena has missed the last month with a bruised left knee. It's not clear whether he'll get any starts or pitch out of the bullpen.
Fri, Sep 4, 2015 01:16:00 PM

Marlins placed RHP Jose Urena on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee contusion.

It's unclear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Adam Conley figures to assume Urena's spot in the Marlins' rotation.
Fri, Aug 7, 2015 03:16:00 PM

Jose Urena was pulled after giving up five runs in two innings Thursday against the Braves.

Urena gave up six hits and struck out none. He now has a 21/18 K/BB ratio in 49 1/3 innings on the season. The Marlins might want to have him switch roles with Adam Conley going forward, putting him in the pen for the rest of the month, if not the rest of the season.
Thu, Aug 6, 2015 10:46:00 PM

Jose Urena struggled in Saturday's loss to the Padres, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits over five innings.

Urena is getting a chance in the rotation thanks to trades that sent starters Mat Latos and Dan Haren to points elsewhere. It was tough sledding on Saturday. The Padres scored a run in the first inning, then pounced on Urena for three more in the third. Prior to the start, he held a 4.04 ERA across 42 1/3 major league innings. The 23-year-old right-hander owns a 21/17 K/BB ratio and shouldn't be trusted for fantasy purposes at this juncture. A road date with the Braves is up next as he tries to acclimate to the regular starting gig.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 09:51:00 PM

Marlins recalled RHP Jose Urena from Triple-A New Orleans.

He'll rejoin the rotation following the trade of Mat Latos and Dan Haren. Urena has put up a 4.04 ERA in 42 1/3 innings for the big club this season.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 03:12:00 PM

Marlins RHP prospect Jose Urena threw a shutout Saturday in his return to Triple-A New Orleans.

He was optioned to New Orleans Thursday to make room for Jose Fernandez. Urena allowed just five hits and one walk over nine brilliant innings. The 23-year-old hasn't been a big strikeout pitcher this season (26 Ks in 46 1/3 minor league innings) but he's held opponents to a paltry .221 average in 163 at-bats. He should get another chance with the Marlins later this year.
Source: MILB.com
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 04:59:00 PM

Marlins optioned RHP Jose Urena to Triple-A New Orleans.

Urena is giving up his rotation spot to Jose Fernandez, who is due to return from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery on Thursday. Urena posted a decent 4.04 ERA in 42 1/3 innings. He'll get another look soon.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Jose Urena pitched well but suffered a loss on Sunday against the Dodgers after giving up a lone run in five innings.

Urena had the unenviable task of matching up with Zack Greinke. He relented his only run in the fifth inning on a ground out, which was more than enough run support for Greinke. On the afternoon, Urena gave up four hits and walked four while striking out four. Keeping the theme of fours going, he owns a 4.04 ERA with a 1.42 WHIP and a 19/17 K/BB ratio in 42 1/3 innings. Urena may be edged out of the rotation. If he isn't, he's on schedule to make a Wrigley Field start next weekend.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015 04:18:00 PM

Jose Urena will start against the Dodgers on Sunday.

Urena gave up three runs over five innings in his last turn Tuesday against the Cardinals and owns a 4.34 ERA and 15/13 K/BB ratio in 37 1/3 innings over his first six starts and two relief appearances in the majors. The Marlins' rotation is about to get very crowded, so this could be his last start for a while.
Thu, Jun 25, 2015 04:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Cole Gillespie
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Tom Koehler
4Adam Conley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Mike Dunn
3Kyle Barraclough
4Bryan Morris
5Dustin McGowan
6David Phelps
7Nick Wittgren
8Brian Ellington
9Jo-Jo Reyes
10Carter Capps