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Top Jose Urena News

  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Earns unconventional save

    Urena picked up the save Sunday against Kansas City, allowing one hit and one walk with one strikeout across four scoreless innings.

    The Rangers needed only two pitchers Sunday, with Max Scherzer handling the first five frames before giving way to Urena for the final 12 outs. The save was Urena's first since 2019 and just the fifth of his nine-year MLB career. While the 32-year-old allowed two baserunners, he faced only 12 batters as Maikel Garcia got caught stealing in the sixth and Nelson Velazquez grounded into a double play in the eighth. In 19 appearances (six starts), Urena owns a 2.92 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP but has a 16.8 percent strikeout rate.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Works as long reliever Friday

    Urena allowed two hits and a walk while striking out two over 3.1 scoreless innings of relief in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Mariners.

    Starter Andrew Heaney struggled over 4.2 innings, but Urena's strong performance spared the Rangers' bullpen. Prior to Friday, Urena had worked as a starter, covering 31.2 innings with a 2.84 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 21:8 K:BB over his previous six appearances. Urena's at a 3.23 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 39:18 K:BB through 55.2 innings overall. The Rangers have a short-term dilemma on their hands, as Urena has been at least as good as Heaney, though both pitchers could be out of the rotation once Max Scherzer (back/arm) is able to return.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Cruises to win Wednesday

    Urena (2-5) earned the win over Detroit on Wednesday, allowing one run on one hit and one walk while striking out six batters over 6.2 innings.

    Urena got through five perfect frames until Tigers rookie Justyn-Henry Malloy tagged him for his first MLB homer leading off the sixth inning. Urena rebounded by retiring the next five batters before getting pulled following a two-out walk in the seventh. The veteran righty's 6.2 frames tied a season-high mark and were enough to give him his third quality start over his past five appearances. Despite Urena's strong outing, he may be pushed out of the rotation this weekend if Jon Gray (groin) is ready to return from the injured list.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Early exit in Miami

    Urena (1-5) took the loss Friday, giving up four runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks over 2.1 innings as the Rangers fell 8-2 to the Marlins. He struck out one.

    An error by Marcus Semien in the third inning did Urena no favors, but the right-hander also wasn't fooling anyone, managing only five swinging strikes among his 65 pitches before getting the hook. Urena is on his fifth team in four seasons since leaving Miami after the 2020 campaign, and while he sports a solid 3.74 ERA and 1.34 WHIP through 45.2 innings for Texas this year, his 5.61 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over the prior three seasons suggest regression is coming. If he gets another turn through the rotation, Urena lines up for a home start next week, either Wednesday against the Tigers or Friday against the Giants.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Cleared to start Friday

    Urena (lower leg) said that he's been cleared to start Friday against the Marlins, Jeff Wilson of reports.

    Urena departed his most recent start last Friday versus the Twins after being struck in the left foot/ankle area by a comebacker. He checked out fine, though, and isn't expected to have any limitations Friday against one of his former clubs. Urena has been surprisingly solid since sliding into the Texas rotation, holding a 2.78 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 14:5 K:BB over 22.2 innings covering four starts. That said, with Nathan Eovaldi returning from the injured list Tuesday and with Jon Gray (groin) potentially set to be activated next week, Urena wouldn't appear to be guaranteed any starts beyond Friday.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Leaves with lower-leg injury

    Urena was removed from his start in Friday's loss to the Twins due to swelling in his left lower leg, reports.

    Urena was hit by a comebacker in the ankle area of his left leg during the third inning but remained in the game. He made it through another two innings and attempted to warm up for the sixth when the discomfort became too much. Texas manager Bruce Bochy said the team wasn't too concerned about the injury, adding that Urena will be checked out again Saturday.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Takes fourth loss

    Urena (1-4) allowed three runs on nine hits and a walk over five innings Friday, striking out six and taking a loss against the Twins.

    Urena turned in two straight quality starts before Friday's outing. He needed 95 pitches to get through five innings, though he managed to set a new season high with six punchouts. The 32-year-old righty has posted a 2.78 ERA through 22.2 innings since joining the Rangers rotation, and he's sporting a 3.53 ERA with a 30:14 K:BB through 43.1 frames overall. As of now, Urena's next start is expected to come in Miami.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Quality start Saturday

    Urena allowed a run on four hits and a walk while striking out three over six innings in a no-decision versus the Angels on Saturday.

    Urena has allowed five runs (four earned) over 17.2 innings across his three starts, though he has just one win to show for it in that span. The lone run on his ledger Saturday came from a Taylor Ward solo home run. Urena now has a 3.29 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 24:13 K:BB over 38.1 innings across 13 appearances (three starts) this season. Dane Dunning (shoulder) and Nathan Eovaldi (groin) both resumed mound work this week as part of their injury rehab, so Urena seems likely to get another start, which is projected to be a tough road outing in Philadelphia.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Pitches well in loss

    Urena (1-3) allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out three over 6.2 innings, but he took the loss Sunday versus the Rockies.

    Urena pitched well, especially given the unfriendly venue, in his second start of the campaign. He's allowed four runs (three earned) with a 5:3 K:BB over 11.2 innings across two starts since moving into the rotation. Urena has a 3.62 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 21:12 K:BB over 32.1 innings across 12 appearances this season, though he began the year as a long reliever. If Nathan Eovaldi (groin) can return when first eligible May 18, Urena will likely return to the bullpen. A pair of off days (Thursday and Monday, May 20) could also allow the Rangers to get by with a four-man rotation temporarily, though Urena's pitched well enough that it wouldn't be odd to see him get another start.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Starting again Sunday

    Urena will start Sunday's game against the Rockies at Coors Field.

    He'll make his second straight turn through the rotation after picking up a win in Tuesday's 15-8 victory over the Athletics while holding Oakland to two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks over five innings. The Rangers should have starting roles available for both Urena and Jack Leiter until the team gets one of Nathan Eovaldi (groin), Max Scherzer (back) or Dane Dunning (shoulder) back from the injured list.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Earns win in first start

    Urena (1-2) earned the win in Tuesday's 15-8 victory over Oakland, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks over five innings. He struck out two.

    Urena was able to minimize the damage through his first two innings before holding the Athletics to just one baserunner (who reached on an error) over his final three frames. The 32-year-old Urena had allowed four earned runs over 3.2 innings in his previous two appearances out of the bullpen. His ERA sits at 3.86 with a 1.29 WHIP and 18:11 K:BB this season. With Nathan Eovaldi (groin) working his way back from the IL, Urena will likely return to a relief role.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Starting Tuesday

    Urena will start Tuesday's game against the Athletics, Shawn McFarland of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Urena will make his first start of the 2024 season, though he's given the Rangers length out of the bullpen at times through the first month of the campaign. He most recently worked three frames April 27 vs. Cincinnati and three innings April 18 against Detroit. He'll likely be called upon to eat anywhere from two to four innings Tuesday if all goes according to plan.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Hits first road bump in loss

    Urena (0-1) picked up the loss to Houston on Saturday. He allowed five runs on six hits and one walk while striking out one over 1.1 innings.

    Urena allowed his first runs of the season after throwing 9.1 scoreless frames. He ran into some bad luck during Houston's seven-run seventh inning. Three of the five hits allowed during the inning had expected batting averages of .040, .150 and .180.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Opens eyes in loss

    Urena allowed one hit and struck out four over four scoreless relief innings in Monday's 10-5 loss to Houston.

    The Rangers had all sorts of pitching issues Monday, but Urena wasn't one of them. He entered to start the sixth inning with Texas losing 10-5 and held the Astros in check. Unfortunately for the Rangers, their high-powered offense was unable mount a challenge against a string of Houston relievers. An under-the-radar offseason addition, Urena's strong spring earned him a roster spot as a flexible member of the bullpen that can provide length. He's yet to allow a run over three outings -- two hits, two walks and seven strikeouts over 7.1 innings.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Selected to roster

    The Rangers selected Urena's contract from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.

    The veteran hurler held a 2.25 ERA and 14:3 K:BB over 16 innings this spring to win a spot on the Opening Day roster. Most of Urena's big-league experience is as a starter, but he will be used in long relief by the Rangers for the time being.

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  • Rangers' Jose Urena: Makes Opening Day roster

    Rangers general manager Chris Young said Wednesday that Urena will be included on the Opening Day roster, Shawn McFarland of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Urena had been attending spring training as a non-roster invitee, so he'll need to be officially added to the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster prior to Thursday's season opener versus the Cubs. The journeyman right-hander holds unremarkable numbers (4.89 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 6.9 K-BB%) while mostly serving in a starting role over parts of nine seasons in the big leagues, but he impressed as a reliever in the Cactus League with a 2.25 ERA and 14:3 K:BB over 16 innings.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 208 lbs
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Age: 32
Experience: 9
Bats/Throws: R, R