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Jose Urena will start Tuesday

Urena is receiving another opportunity.

MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Urena will be recalled to start for the Marlins on Tuesday night against the Reds, the club announced after its 6-3 win over Cincinnati on Monday.

With Adam Conley on the disabled list, the Marlins started their road trip without a fifth starter.

Urena, 24, has received numerous opportunities to start with the Marlins this season. Over 36.1 major league innings, he has pitched to a 6.69 ERA and 4.68 FIP.

Although Urena has been plagued by command issues at times, he is striking out nearly two more batters per nine innings than he was in 2015.

If Urena pitches well, he is a candidate to remain in Miami’s rotation until Conley returns. The Marlins don’t expect Conley to be sidelined for more than 15 days.

Justin Nicolino and Kendrys Flores are also options if the Marlins are forced to rely on their depth.

Miami thought it added enough depth after acquiring Colin Rea, but Rea suffered an injury in his first start with the Marlins and was sent back to San Diego.