The Astros elevated him to the major leagues on July 2, 2019. That evening, he started against the Colorado Rockies and pitched three and two-thirds innings in his debut.
He pitched 41 innings in nine games (seven starts) in 2019, going 2-1 with a 3.95 ERA.
Urquidy began for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the 2019 World Series against the Washington Nationals, becoming just the third World Series starting pitcher of Mexican descent.
He tossed five innings, allowing two hits and four strikeouts. After Fernando Valenzuela, Urquidy became the second pitcher of Mexican descent to win a World Series game as a result of the Astros’ victory.
He made five starts in 2020, totaling 29+2/3 innings, and was 1-0 with a 2.73 ERA.
In 20 starts totaling 107 innings in 2021, Urquidy was 8-3 with a 3.62 ERA.
In the postseason, he started both Game 2 of the World Series and Game 3 of the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox; while the former saw him struggle early on (lasting less than three innings), the latter saw him rebound well, pitching five innings of one-run ball with seven strikeouts as the Astros defeated the Atlanta Braves, 7-2.
Urquidy’s victory made him the first pitcher of Mexican descent to win multiple World Series.
He subsequently pitched in relief in Game 5, winning with one scoreless inning of work, becoming the most successful player from outside the United States in World Series history.
Does José Urquidy Have Any Kids?
José Urquidy does not have any kids at the moment but his wife José Urquidy is currently pregnant and the couple would expect their first child soon.