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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

The Marlins will call up right-hander Jose Urena to start Tuesday against the Phillies.

Urena has struggled to the tune of a 7.52 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in 20 1/3 innings at the major league level this season. He shouldn't be trusted in fantasy leagues.
Jul 18 - 10:40 PM

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

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

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C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Chris Johnson
2B1Dee Gordon
2Derek Dietrich
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Miguel Rojas
3B1Martin Prado
LF1Christian Yelich
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
2Ichiro Suzuki
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Adam Conley
4Andrew Cashner
5Tom Koehler
6Colin Rea
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Fernando Rodney
3Mike Dunn
4Kyle Barraclough
5Dustin McGowan
6David Phelps
7Nick Wittgren
8Bryan Morris
9Jose Urena