Urena (0-2) allowed two runs on three hits and five walks while fanning four across 4.2 innings in Sunday's loss against Cleveland. Urena struggled in his first start of the season, and things didn't change Sunday. Even though he limited the damage to just two runs, the control issues plagued him once again. He now owns a 9:9 K:BB over his first 7.2 innings of the campaign.
Urena (0-1) took the loss after surrendering six runs (five earned) on four hits and four walks while striking out five over three innings Monday against Minnesota. The Twins were locked in on Urena from the start, putting up one run in the first and five in the second with the help of a Nelson Cruz grand slam. Urena threw first-pitch strikes to just four of the 16 batters he faced and was pulled after hurling 81 pitches (39 strikes). He'll get a chance to redeem himself in his next scheduled start Sunday in Cleveland.
Urena allowed one run across 4.2 innings in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees. He gave up one hit and five walks while striking out three. The five walks are a little concerning, but it was otherwise a good start for Urena, who finishes spring training with a solid 1.93 ERA. The righty will open the season in Detroit's rotation, slotting in somewhere behind Opening Day starter Matthew Boyd.
Urena has officially won a spot in the Tigers' rotation, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports. Urena made just five starts last season and didn't look good, struggling to a 15:13 K:BB and 5.40 ERA with the Marlins. He owns a 1.93 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 9.1 innings so far this spring, though his 2:4 K:BB tells a different story. It's tough to get very excited about him for fantasy purposes, as he owns a career 4.60 ERA and 15.9 percent strikeout rate.
Urena allowed one run across 4.2 innings in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies. He gave up five hits and a walk with no strikeouts. Urena has made three appearances this spring and has allowed just two earned runs across 9.1 innings. The righty only has two strikeouts, but that's never been a particular strong suit, so he's unlikely to help fantasy managers in that category. However, Urena should at least be locked into a rotation spot with the Tigers and make plenty of starts.
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