Marlins acquire Adam Cimber; designate Jose Urena for assignment

Staff and Wires, South Florida Sun Sentinel

The Miami Marlins acquired side-arm reliever Adam Cimber from the Cleveland Indians on Monday for $100,000.

Cimber went 0-1 with a 3.97 ERA in 14 games this past season for Cleveland, which acquired the right-hander in 2018 from the San Diego Padres in the deal that brought All-Star closer Brad Hand to the Indians.

The 30-year-old Cimber went 6-7 with a 4.30 ERA in 110 appearances with the Indians over 2 1/2 seasons. He was 6-3 in 2019, when he pitched in 68 games.

San Diego selected him in the ninth round of 2013 amateur draft. He pitched in 42 games for the Padres in 2018 before he was traded to Cleveland.

In all, Cimber has pitched in 152 games over three MLB seasons going 9-12 with a 3.89 ERA in 136.1 innings. He has finished 33 games, including one save.

To make room on the 40-man roster, right-handed pitcher Jose Ureña was designated for assignment.

Ureña, Miami’s Opening Day starter in 2018 and 2019, pitched six seasons with the Marlins and is 12th in franchise history with 406 strikeouts and 13th with 98 starts. He was 0-3 with a 5.40 ERA in five starts in 2020.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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