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July 27, 2020 05:20 PM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Placed on injured list
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Urena (illness) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Monday, Craig Mish of 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.

July 26, 2020 11:56 AM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Tests positive for COVID-19
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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.

July 26, 2020 11:48 AM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Scratched from Sunday's start
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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.

July 11, 2020 06:28 PM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Sharp during Friday's outing
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Urena tossed four scoreless innings during Friday's intrasquad game, Joe Frisaro of 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.

March 2, 2020 01:36 PM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Pitching exclusively from stretch
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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.

February 8, 2020 06:36 PM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Competing for rotation spot
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Urena will enter camp as a starter, Joe Frisaro of 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.

January 10, 2020 03:52 PM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Avoids arbitration
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Urena signed a one-year deal with the Marlins on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Joe Frisaro of 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.

January 7, 2020 12:28 PM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Likely to remain in bullpen
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Urena will enter camp competing for a bullpen role, Joe Frisaro of 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.

September 27, 2019 02:36 AM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Converts save Thursday
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Urena picked up the save against the Mets on Thursday, giving up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 4-2 victory for the Marlins. He struck out one and walked none.

Urena blew a save his last time out, but he bounced back and converted this one for his third since he moved from the rotation the bullpen. It's been a disappointing campaign on the whole for the 28-year-old, who has an ugly 5.27 ERA and 1.49 WHIP over 83.2 innings.

September 15, 2019 09:28 AM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Notches second save
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Urena gave up two hits and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to record his second save of the season in a 4-2 win over the Giants.

The right-hander hasn't been sharp since being moved to the bullpen in September and taking over as the Marlins' closer, but he was able to get the job done here. Urena has a 9.00 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 4:2 K:BB through five innings and six appearances in relief while converting two of his three save chances.

September 5, 2019 11:00 PM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Blows first save
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Urena (4-8) gave up three runs on three hits and a walk without recording an out in the ninth inning Wednesday to get charged with his first blown save and take the loss against the Pirates.

Elias Diaz led off the inning with a solo shot, and Bryan Reynolds ended the disastrous outing for Urena with a walkoff two-run single. The right-hander is still adjusting to working out of the bullpen and was pitching on consecutive nights for the first time. The Marlins are likely to give him a long leash, but after two solid appearances, Urena's conversion to closer hit a major bump.

September 4, 2019 02:08 PM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Posts first save of 2019
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Urena pitched a perfect 10th inning en route to a save in a 5-4 victory against the Pirates on Tuesday.

Used almost entirely as a starter before hitting the IL with a back issue in June, Urena got his first save chance of the season and it couldn't have gone better. He needed 15 pitches to retire three batters, but he didn't allow a baserunner, recording two groundouts and a flyout. Urena is expected to be the primary closer for the rest of the year.

September 1, 2019 02:28 PM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Rejoins Marlins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Urena (back) was activated off the 60-day injured list Sunday.

Urena has been sidelined since early June due to a herniated disc on the left side of his back, but he's ready to rejoin the Marlins after a five-game rehab stint. The 27-year-old could receive a look in the closer's role over the final few weeks of the season.

August 27, 2019 02:52 PM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Rehab moves to Triple-A
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Urena (back) shifted his rehab assignment from High-A Jupiter to Triple-A New Orleans on Monday.

Urena gave up one run in 3.2 innings across three appearances with Jupiter in what marked his first competitive action since landing on the 60-day injured list in June with a herniated disc on the left side of his back. The Marlins are preparing to bring Urena back from the IL in a relief role, with the 27-year-old potentially getting a look as a closer in the final few weeks of the season. He'll likely make an appearance or two with New Orleans before presumably rejoining Miami when rosters expand Sunday.

August 24, 2019 09:48 AM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Could return as closer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Urena (back) could be used as the Marlins's closer when he comes off the injured list in September, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.

The team is not looking at him to close beyond this season, but they think the ninth inning is a way for Urena to know exactly when to prepare to pitch upon his return, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports. The last time a Marlin recorded a save was when Sergio Romo saved a game on July 24, so Urena probably won't get too many opportunities over the final month if he does assume the role. However, if he looks good, he could enter 2020 as the closer in Miami rather than moving back into the rotation, so this has ramifications in redraft and dynasty leagues. As a starter he's lacked the strikeout punch typically found in closers, but perhaps if he uses his 96-mph sinker and 86-mph slider exclusively, he could have better results.

August 19, 2019 04:00 PM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Rehab moves to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Urena (back) will make a rehab start Monday for Double-A Jacksonville, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

He gave up a run in one inning in his first rehab appearance last week for High-A Jupiter. Once again, Urena will only log one inning in this outing, which suggests that he will join the big-league bullpen at some point in September.

August 17, 2019 03:40 PM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Ready for rehab stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Urena (back) is scheduled to throw one inning for High-A Jupiter on Friday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

Urena was able to throw all of his pitches during his last bullpen session Tuesday, and the Marlins have since cleared him for a rehab assignment. Miami is expected to bring Urena back as a reliever, which will shorten the length of his rehab stint. A timetable for his return has yet to be established.

August 14, 2019 09:52 AM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Could return as reliever
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Urena (back) threw 24 pitches using his entire arsenal in a bullpen session Tuesday, and the Marlins have discussed using him as a reliever once he's activated from the injured list, Joe Frisaro of reports. "The hardest thing is getting the starter built up to throw 90 pitches or so," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said after the session. "We've talked about different options for Jose. Possibly out of the bullpen. But the main thing right now with him is getting him built up. Getting him strong, and then we'll make that decision."

The right-hander is still at least a couple of weeks away from rejoining the staff, but if the Marlins do decide to use Urena in relief it would shorten the length of his eventual rehab stint. The team's Opening Day starter in 2018 and 2019, Urena has a 4.70 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 51:23 K:BB through 74.2 innings this season.

August 5, 2019 04:40 PM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Bullpen session on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Urena (back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

The Marlins shut Urena down for about a month while he recuperated from a herniated disc in his lower back, but the right-hander was able to initiate a throwing program about three weeks ago. With Urena's back responding well to flat-ground work, he'll be cleared to take another step forward by getting on the mound Tuesday. He'll likely need to complete several side sessions before the Marlins allow him to face live hitters and eventually, head out of a minor-league rehab assignment. Based on where he currently stands in his recovery, Urena seems unlikely to return from the 60-day injured list until September.

July 16, 2019 05:48 PM
Marlins' Jose Urena: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Urena (back) began a throwing progression Tuesday, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports.

Urena has been out just over a month with a herniated disc. He's been placed on the 60-day injured list, so he has at least a month to get up to speed before returning to the Marlins.

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