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Jose Urena | Relief Pitcher | #62

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / UDFA / MIA
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Jose Urena was touched up for five runs over five innings in a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.
He struck out two, walked two and allowed eight hits -- including a pair of two-run homers. James Loney took him deep in the second inning. The ice-cold Jay Bruce went yard in the fifth. Urena split time this season between the bullpen and the rotation, ending up with a miserable 6.13 ERA and a 4-9 record. He fanned only 58 batters in 83 2/3 innings. Sep 28 - 11:26 PM

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Jose Urena lasted just three innings Thursday, allowing five runs in a loss to the Braves.

A Matt Kemp two-run homer was among the bigger blows, but Urena gave up just four hits and a walk in total. It was the second straight start in which he's exited before seeing the fourth inning, and Urena now owns a 5.95 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through 78 2/3 innings of work. The Mets will get their shot at Urena when the two clubs meet early next week.
Sep 22 - 10:46 PM

Jose Urena surrendered seven runs over two innings in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.

After falling an out short of a complete-game shutout his last time out, Urena struggled mightily on Saturday, giving up five runs before getting out of the first inning. In total, he gave up seven hits, including a two-run home run, and walked two before being removed. Urena is 4-7 with a 5.59 ERA on the year, and he'll face off against the Braves in his next start Thursday.
Sep 17 - 11:07 PM

Jose Urena was phenomenal in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Dodgers, firing 8 2/3 innings of four-hit, shutout ball.

Urena struck out four without walking a batter. He finished off his superlative afternoon having thrown 108 pitches (71 strikes). He would have had a shot at the complete game had Josh Reddick not singled off him with two outs in the ninth. The start looks all the sharper in comparison to his overall numbers for the season. In 73 2/3 innings, the 24-year-old right-hander holds a 4.89 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 50/24 K/BB ratio. He will try to build on Sunday's fine effort in a road date with the Phillies next time out.
Sep 11 - 3:41 PM

Jose Urena permitted four runs over five innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

Urena had been on a nice little three-start roll with just four runs allowed. This was a step in the wrong direction, though, as he gave up seven hits and a walk while also hitting a batter. The young right-hander will attempt to bounce back with an enticing two-start week next week in Atlanta and then a rematch with the Phillies.
Sep 7 - 12:57 AM

Jose Urena limited the Mets to one run over six innings in a win Thursday.

Urena gave up just four hits and walked two, with a Jay Bruce solo homer counting for the only damage against him. It was the third consecutive start in which Urena has allowed two runs or fewer, lowering his ERA to 5.40 with a 1.40 WHIP. Urena will look to keep rolling Tuesday against the Phillies.
Sep 1 - 10:46 PM

Jose Urena pitched well in Saturday's loss to the Padres, allowing only one run on four hits over 5 2/3 frames.

Urena walked two and punched out six on the evening. The only blemish on his night was a solo homer by Ryan Schimpf in the fourth inning, which would prove to be the only offense in the contest for either team. Urena will look to further improve upon a troublesome 5.83 ERA and 1.44 WHIP when he takes on the Mets in New York on Thursday.
Aug 27 - 10:37 PM

Jose Urena pitched well in Sunday's win over the Pirates, allowing two runs on four hits over six innings.

Urena struck out just three on the afternoon, but the Pirates weren't squaring him up at all. Both runs on his line scored in soft fashion in the fourth inning. This kind of sharp start has not been the norm for the 24-year-old right-hander, who holds an ugly 6.33 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 48 1/3 innings. A home date with the Padres shows next on his schedule.
Aug 21 - 6:08 PM

Jose Urena allowed five runs over six innings in a loss to the Reds on Tuesday.

Making the start in place of the injured Adam Conley, Urena gave up seven hits while walking three. The big blow came on a Tucker Barnhart grand slam in the first inning. The loss was his fourth in a row at the big league level, leaving his record at 1-4 with a 6.80 ERA and 1.58 WHIP. It remains to be seen whether he'll get another turn for a team clawing to stay in the Wild Card hunt.
Aug 16 - 10:37 PM

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

Urena will start for the Marlins on Tuesday night against the Reds, filling in for the injured Adam Conley. Urena could get another turn this weekend if he pitches well, but he's not a great fantasy streaming option.
Aug 16 - 3:50 PM

Jose Urena is expected to start Tuesday against the Reds.

The Marlins need someone to fill in for Adam Conley (finger). Conley is expected back when his 15 days are up, but Urena might get a couple starts before then. The righty has struggled with a 6.69 ERA over 19 appearances -- three starts -- with the big club this season.
Aug 14 - 12:24 PM

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

Urena was blasted in a start against the Cardinals on Friday, prompting his demotion. He should get another opportunity with the big league club in some capacity before the end of the season.
Jul 30 - 3:20 PM

Jose Urena was rocked for eight runs in 4 1/3 innings Friday against the Cardinals.

Ouch. Urena gave up a three-spot in the third before he was chased as part of a six-run fifth inning. He gave up eight hits (including a two-run homer to Jeremy Hazelbaker) and walked four. Urena was coming off back-to-back solid starts, but he could lose a rotation spot with Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea now in the fold.
Jul 29 - 11:58 PM

Jose Urena turned in a tidy performance in Sunday's loss to the Mets, surrendering one run on four hits over six innings.

Urena struck out four without walking a batter. The lone run to score on his watch came when Jose Reyes sped around the bases for an RBI triple in the third inning. This was Urena's second start of the season. Through his first 11 1/3 innings out of the rotation, he has allowed just one run. The 24-year-old right-hander has no fantasy value as a reliever (his previous role this season), but would start to become an interesting possibility for those in deeper NL-only formats should he continue to pitch well as a starter. A home date with the Cardinals surfaces next on his schedule.
Jul 24 - 4:17 PM

Jose Urena held the Phillies to one run on four hits over 5 1/3 innings Tuesday.

Urena, who was promoted from Triple-A to make the start, allowed only a Tommy Joseph solo home run during his time. He walked one and struck out five on the evening. The 24-year-old has an ugly 6.23 ERA in 26 innings with the Marlins this year, but Tuesday's turn may have bought him at least one more start with the club. That start would most likely be Sunday against the Mets.
Jul 19 - 11:48 PM