Blue Jays acquire Wilmer Font from Mets

Pitching depth has been a recurring theme in 2019 for the Blue Jays. What started out to seem like a surprisingly solid group of pitchers has turned into wondering who will even pitch in the next game for Toronto.Management addressed this shallow staff and have added right-handed Wilmer Font from the Mets to add at least some stability to the bullpen.

OFFICIAL: We’ve acquired RHP Wilmer Font from the @Mets in exchange for cash considerations.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 17, 2019

Font has appeared in a total of 25 games for both the Rays and the Mets this season, while starting three. Acquired via trade in early May by the Mets, he was recently designated for assignment before getting traded to Toronto.
Through 45 innings in 2019, he has been striking out batters at a 8.40 K/9 rate while walking 3.6 per nine. His 5.20 ERA correlates correctly to his 5.57 FIP, allowing a high number of runs compared to the average major-leaguer.
But the Jays are just sending over cash in this deal, a very low-risk move to just get some player on the 25-man before the complete teardown happens prior to the July 31 trading deadline. Ken Giles and Daniel Hudson are …

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Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation

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