Jose Urena will start on Opening Day for the Miami Marlins once again.

"I know we put this off every year, because we didn't really know," Don Mattingly said. "But I think this year, right now the plan, if everything would go according to that, it would be Jose Urena, which I don't think is a big surprise for anyone. I was willing to give that up right away."

Urena allowed a home run to the Chicago Cubs' Ian Happ on the first pitch of the 2018 season before taking the loss in an 8-4 defeat.

The 27-year-old would go on to finish the season 9-12 with a 3.98 ERA and 1.18 WHIP.