"You have to be ready and prepared for that," Urena said of his promotion to the Majors. "And when you get the chance, do the right thing."
Urena went 1-5 with a 5.25 ERA in 20 games, including nine starts, for the Marlins in 2015. But his role now will be out of the bullpen, and that's fine for the 24-year-old Dominican.
"It's a little different for me how you prepare when you're a starter and when you're a reliever," Urena said. "There is a difference, but I can handle it."
The Marlins also outrighted right-hander Dustin McGowan to New Orleans and reinstated lefty Raudel Lazo from the 15-day disabled list. Lazo was optioned to Class A Advanced Jupiter.
Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.