Blue Jays Get Wilmer Font


The Blue Jays have acquired the right Wilmer Font from the Mets in exchange for cash, for the announcements of both organizations. Font New York designated for the post last Friday.

The Mets have acquired Font, 29 years old, from the Rays in exchange for a vigorous nineteen year old Neraldo Catalina at the beginning of the season to add a bit of depth to a nagging pitching staff. He made a couple of positions at the beginning of his time with the club, but he established himself in an important role with uninteresting results. In 31 total innings like Met, Font registered an ERA at 4.94 with 24 strikeouts against 13 walks and two hit batters. Font also served eight long balls in that short time with the Mets.

Despite its lack of success in the majors, Font continues to intrigue clubs throughout the league. It was traded by the Dodgers to the A & s to the Rays to the Mets and now to the Jays without ever even being exposed to definitive renunciations. He averages 94 mph on a heater that integrates with multiple break steps, and Font has experience as a forerunner, traditional starter and a relief, so he's comfortable in a variety of roles. The Jays will become the fifth team to try to convince quality results with Font since the 2018 campaign and, as a reconstruction club, they can certainly allow them to have a decent leash if they deem it appropriate.


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