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Jose Urena | Starting Pitcher

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Jul 5 - 4:59 PM
Source: MILB.com

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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.
Jul 2 - 9:51 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.
Jun 28 - 4:18 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.
Jun 25 - 4:24 PM

Jose Urena allowed three runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Urena gave up six hits and three walks, with all three of the Cardinals' runs coming in the fourth inning. The five-inning start snapped a stretch of four straight quality starts for Urena, who now owns a 4.34 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. He's got another tough test on deck Sunday against the Dodgers.
Jun 23 - 10:02 PM

Jose Urena surrendered two runs in six innings Wednesday verses the Yankees.

Urena succeeded even though just 50 of his 96 pitches were strikes. He walked four and struck out one. Urena is probably going to return to Triple-A soon with the Marlins rotation getting healthy again, but he'll probably make several starts in the second half anyway. Right now, he's 1-3 with a 4.18 ERA.
Jun 17 - 11:04 PM

Making his third career start in the majors, Jose Urena pitched six innings of one-run ball in Sunday's no-decision against the Rockies.

Urena's in the rotation thanks to a slew of injuries (Jarred Cosart, Henderson Alvarez and Mat Latos are all on the disabled list at the moment). He's shown improvement in each of his three starts and against the Rockies, struck out four and walked two while allowing just three hits. The lone run to score against him came on a sacrifice fly by Nolan Arenado in the fourth inning. The 23-year-old posted a 1.21 ERA and 22/12 K/BB ratio over 37 1/3 innings at Triple-A prior to his call-up. He'll face the Rockies again in his next start, which should make for an interesting match-up, as we'll get to see how Urena adjusts to facing the same team in consecutive starts.
Jun 7 - 7:26 PM

Jose Urena, making his second career start in the majors, notched a quality start but lost after giving up three runs in six innings to the Cubs on Monday.

Urena was immediately in trouble in the first inning, allowing the first three batters he faced to reach base, but he was able to rebound and limit the Cubs to only two runs. He allowed only four hits on the night while walking three and striking out four. Urena can be ignored for fantasy purposes for now. He'll make his next start at Coors Field against the Rockies.
Jun 1 - 10:03 PM

Jose Urena gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings of work, taking the loss against the Pirates in his first major league start.

Urena made his major league debut out of the bullpen on April 14 but was recently recalled as the Marlins are dealing with a slew of injuries in their starting rotation. He gave up 10 hits overall, including a home run to Neil Walker, while walking one and striking out three. Urena will face the Cubs at home in his next start.
May 26 - 10:18 PM

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

Jarred Cosart (vertigo), Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) and Mat Latos (knee) have all landed on the disabled list over the past week, so Urena will join the Marlins' rotation and start against the Pirates on Tuesday. The 23-year-old right-hander owns a 1.21 ERA and 22/12 K/BB ratio over 37 1/3 innings this season in Triple-A. He's not a consideration in mixed fantasy leagues right now.
May 26 - 1:49 PM

Jose Urena will be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to make his first major league start against the Pirates on Tuesday.

Urena, 23, has been up to the majors for two relief appearances but this will be his first start. The right-hander has posted a 1.21 ERA and 22/12 K/BB ratio over 37 1/3 innings for New Orleans this season. Urena could get a few starts with the Marlins dealing with multiple injuries in their rotation.
May 25 - 10:07 PM

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

Urena made two appearances during his week-long stay and allowed three runs over three innings of work. Nick Massett will replace him in Miami's bullpen.
Apr 21 - 2:17 PM

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

It could be a brief stay for Urena, as he's taking David Phelps' spot while Phelps is on paternity leave. Urena would be making his major league debut if he gets into a game.
Apr 13 - 4:53 PM

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

Urena tossed two scoreless innings in his lone appearance this spring. The 23-year-old needs some more seasoning, as he'll get his first taste of Triple-A in 2015.
Mar 15 - 8:50 AM

Marlins right-handed pitching prospect Jose Urena struck out eight batters, scattering three hits and one walk over eight shutout innings for Double-A Jacksonville on Saturday.

Urena struggled in April, as opposing batters hit .330/.376/.515 with a 5.1 K/9 off him, but has done well since, holding opposing batters to a .253/.284/.406 line with a 7.0 K/9. Urena relies on his low-to-mid-90s heat, and can dial it up to 96 when he needs a little extra. He has the potential to be a solid mid-rotation starter, though if he is unable to develop better secondary pitches he could turn into a closer.
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Michael Morse
3Jeff Baker
2B1Dee Gordon
2Donovan Solano
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Martin Prado
2Casey McGehee
3Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Cole Gillespie
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Henderson Alvarez
3Mat Latos
4Dan Haren
5David Phelps
6Tom Koehler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Carter Capps
3Mike Dunn
4Sam Dyson
5Bryan Morris
6Dee Gordon
7Andre Rienzo
8Aaron Crow