Marlins’ Pitcher Scratched Today vs Phillies Due to COVID-19
According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, Marlins Jose Urena has been scratched from his scheduled start today for the Phillies, after he tested positive for COVID-19. Robert Dugger will start in his place.
Urena says he feels fine, but as part of MLB's protocols, Urena will have to pass to COVID-19 tests "over a span of more than 24 hours," meaning it's entirely possibly he could miss a good chunk of the first week of the season.
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Not having to face Urena is a positive for the Phillies, in two starts against Philadelphia last season, he had a 1.80 ERA and 13 strike outs in 15 innings.
Here is the Phillies lineup Dugger will face today in place of Urena: