Urena (forearm) signed a one-year, $3.25 million contract with the Tigers on Wednesday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
The 29-year-old was non-tendered by Miami at the start of December shortly after being designated for assignment, but he's found another big-league opportunity in Detroit. Urena started five games in 2020 and had a 5.40 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 15:13 K:BB over 23.1 innings before fracturing his forearm in the last game of the regular season. The right-hander will presumably enter spring training as a member of the Tigers' starting rotation, though he did work out of the bullpen for part of 2019.
Urena (forearm) was non-tendered by the Marlins on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old was designated for assignment Monday and will now be heading to free agency. Urena started five games for Miami in 2020 and had a 5.40 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 15:13 K:BB across 23.1 innings. The right-hander posted a similar ERA and WHIP while splitting time between the starting rotation and bullpen in 2019.
Urena (forearm) was designated for assignment Monday, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
He was the team's longest tenured player, and Mish reports the Marlins were originally going to non-tender Urena on Wednesday. Instead, they cast him off the 40-man roster to make room for the newly acquired Adam Cimber. Urena fractured his forearm in late September and is questionable for the start of spring training.
Urena fractured his right forearm during Sunday's regular-season finale against the Yankees and will miss the entire postseason, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Urena was struck by a comebacker in the third inning Sunday, and his injury will force him out until at least spring training. The right-hander finishes the season with a 5.40 ERA and 15:13 K:BB over 23.1 innings.
Urena was struck in the right hand by a comebacker and was removed from Sunday's game against the Yankees, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
The 29-year-old delivered 2.1 scoreless innings before being forced to exit after being hit on his throwing hand by the liner. The severity of the injury remains unclear, putting Urena's availability for the postseason in jeopardy.
Urena (0-3) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks over six innings of work Tuesday during the Marlins' 11-1 loss to the Braves. He struck out three.
Urena was plagued by home runs from Marcell Ozuna and Ozzie Albies in the first two innings, but held a potent Braves offense mostly in check. The 29-year-old righty will carry a 6.00 ERA into his next start, which is scheduled for Miami's season finale versus the Yankees on Sunday.
Urena (0-2) took the loss after allowing two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six over 5.2 innings Thursday against the Red Sox.
Urena pitched well through the first five innings before running into trouble, surrendering two runs in the sixth on a single to left field. Unfortunately, he didn't get any run support from the Marlins' offense on this night. Urena has struggled to a 6.00 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with a 10:9 K:BB over 15 innings this season.
Urena (0-1) allowed six runs on five hits (two home runs) and four walks while striking out two across 4.1 innings Saturday as he was handed the loss against the Phillies.
Urena's night couldn't have gotten off to a worse start as he let up a first-inning grand slam to Didi Gregorius for an early 4-0 deficit. The hard-throwing righty later surrendered a solo home run to Bryce Harper in the third and did not make it out of the fifth frame after running into more trouble while closing in on 100 pitches for the night. Through two starts since being reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list, Urena has a 7.71 ERA and a troublesome 4:7 K:BB across 9.1 innings but should maintain his spot in the rotation with Elieser Hernandez (lat) being ruled out for the remainder of the season.
The Marlins activated Urena from the COVID-19 injured list ahead of his scheduled start Monday against the Braves.
Miami cleared room for Urena on the 28-man active roster by optioning infielder Eddy Alvarez to its alternate training site, while outfielder Harold Ramirez (hamstring) was transferred to the 45-day IL to open up space for the right-hander on the 40-man roster. Urena has spent the last three weeks at the Marlins' alternate site in Jupiter building up his arm after he was shut down in late July when he tested positive for COVID-19. With Miami dealing Caleb Smith to Arizona last week and with Elieser Hernandez (lat) recently suffered a season-ending injury, Urena should be locked into a rotation spot the rest of the way.
Urena (illnes) will return from the injured list and start against Atlanta on Monday, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Urena tested positive for COVID-19 in late July but has been working out at the team's alternate site since Aug. 15. He'll fill the opening in the rotation left by Elieser Hernandez, who suffered a season-ending lat injury Tuesday. It's unclear what kind of pitch count Urena will be on, though he doesn't figure to work deep into starts initially.
Urena (COVID-19) could be activated from the injured list to start Monday's game against the Braves, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
After testing positive for COVID-19 in late July, Urena was cleared to resume working out at the Marlins' alternate training site Aug. 15. Though the right-hander has seemingly built his arm back up following the shutdown, he's been sitting in limbo at the alternate site since Miami didn't have a spot available for him in the rotation. Urena looks poised to get a start in the near future, however, as the Marlins will have an opening after Elieser Hernandez exited his outing Tuesday against the Blue Jays with right lat soreness. The Marlins haven't decided whether Hernandez will require an IL stint, but manager Don Mattingly already suggested Hernandez won't be ready to go when his next turn comes up Monday.
Urena was one of 18 Marlins that tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this season who received clearance Saturday to resume baseball activities at the team's alternate training site in Jupiter, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Along with Urena, fellow starting pitchers Sandy Alcantara and Caleb Smith are among the players who tested positive that are now ready to prepare for returns to the active roster. Because none of the three pitchers have seen any game action since late July, they'll all likely require a week or more to get their arms reconditioned for starting duty. The Marlins aren't exactly overflowing with ideal replacements in the rotation at the moment, so it's possible Urena gets activated sooner than expected and handles limited pitch counts in his initial appearances.
Urena (illness) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Monday, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Urena was one of several Marlins to test positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, and Monday's transaction frees up a roster spot in his absence. The right-hander reportedly feels fine and will be eligible to return to the team once he produces two negative tests. Justin Shafer and Josh D. Smith were claimed off waivers from the Reds in corresponding moves Monday.
Urena, who was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday, tested positive for COVID-19, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Heyman reports that Urena feels fine, so it will just be a matter of him testing negative in two consecutive tests before he rejoins the Marlins. Robert Dugger will start in his place Sunday.
Urena was a late scratch from Sunday's scheduled start against the Phillies, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.
There is no reason being given for why Urena was scratched and no roster moves, so he is presumably day-to-day. Robert Dugger will get the start instead. Manager Don Mattingly is not doing a pre-game interview, so we may have to wait until after Sunday's game to learn the reason for Urena's absence.
Urena tossed four scoreless innings during Friday's intrasquad game, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
While the Marlins have yet to officially announce their rotation, Urena is considered a near lock for one of the spots despite finishing last season in the bullpen, and his workload in camp supports that notion. The 28-year-old posted a 5.21 ERA and 4.73 FIP with a 62:26 K:BB over 84.2 innings in 2019.
Urena has converted to pitching only from the stretch rather than using a windup with the bases empty, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports.
The right-hander finished an erratic 2019 season in the bullpen, and he grew used to pitching exclusively from the stretch during that time. "I feel comfortable," Urena said. "That's something that I've been working on to get a good tempo... We hope to find a way to get the results I'm looking for." The results have indeed been promising to begin the spring as he competes for a rotation spot -- Urena has a 4:0 K:BB through five scoreless innings over his first two outings.
Urena will enter camp as a starter, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Urena has been the Marlins' Opening Day starter in both of the last two seasons, but he spent the final month of the 2019 campaign as a reliever as he didn't have enough time to build up to a starting workload following his return from a back injury. Reports from early January suggested Urena would remain in the bullpen this season, but the Marlins have apparently changed plans. He has more fantasy value in the rotation than in the bullpen (unless he enters the closer conversation), but he's not very useful outside of deep leagues thanks to his career 4.57 ERA and 16.0 percent strikeout rate.
Urena signed a one-year deal with the Marlins on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Urena will get $3.75 million for his services, per Jon Heyman of MLB Network. He spent the final month of the 2019 season in the bullpen and is expected to remain in that role heading into the 2020 campaign.
Urena will enter camp competing for a bullpen role, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Urena moved to the bullpen for the final month of the 2019 campaign after recovering from a herniated disc. While he did save three games, he also posted a 9.00 ERA in 10.0 innings of relief after recording a 4.70 ERA in 74.2 innings as a starter. If he adds to his save total this season, it will be more a reflection of the Marlins' lack of alternatives than his own abilities. Per Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, it's also possible Urena returns to the starting rotation, where he'd have more (but still quite limited) fantasy value.
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