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Wilmer Font | Relief Pitcher | #57

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/24/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / TEX
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Athletics designated RHP Wilmer Font for assignment.
Font came over from the Dodgers in a trade on April 25, and he unfortunately wasn't anymore effective for Oakland than he was for the Dodgers. His ERA on the season sits at 12.71 and he's allowed a ridiculous 31 hits in 17 innings to "help" him post a WHIP of 2.119. Assuming no one claims the right-hander, Font will likely head to Triple-A Nashville. May 23 - 5:19 PM

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RHP Wilmer Font will join the Athletics on Friday in Houston after being acquired from the Dodgers on Wednesday.

The team optioned pitchers Kendall Graveman and Chris Bassitt to Triple-A Nashville in corresponding moves. They still have one roster slot to fill, which will probably go to Yusmeiro Petit returning from bereavement leave. Font compiled a frightening 11.32 ERA in 10 1/3 spread over six relief appearances with the Dodgers before they designated him for assignment earlier this week. The Athletics acquired him in exchange for LHP Logan Salow.
Apr 26 - 6:58 PM

Athletics acquired RHP Wilmer Font from the Dodgers in return for LHP Logan Salow.

Font, 27, was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Monday after allowing 13 runs in his 10 1/3 innings with Los Angeles. The right-hander has shown swing-and-miss stuff, but he's also shown he doesn't command that stuff very well. Expect him to pitch in low-leverage situations for the Athletics, with an outside chance of making some starts.
Apr 25 - 4:35 PM

Dodgers designated RHP Wilmer Font for assignment.

Font was pounded for 13 runs and served up five home runs over 10 1/3 relief innings. He should clear waivers.
Apr 23 - 7:26 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of RHP Wilmer Font from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

It'll be Font's first trip to the big leagues since the 2013 season. He owns a 3.42 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 178/35 K/BB ratio across 134 1/3 innings in his 25 starts at Triple-A. He's likely to function in long relief but could see a spot start or two over the final month of the season.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 08:16:00 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Wilmer Font to a minor league contract.

The 26-year-old hasn't appeared in the big leagues since a two-game stint with the Rangers during the 2013 season. After starting the season with Ottawa in the Independent Canadian-American Association, he finished the 2016 campaign in the Blue Jays' organization where he compiled a 3.68 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 55/12 K/BB ratio over 66 innings between Double-A New Hampshire and Triple-A Buffalo. He'll add minor league rotation depth for the Dodgers.
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 08:57:00 AM

Reds signed RHP Wilmer Font to a minor league contract.

Font, 24, had a 3.48 ERA over 29 relief appearances in Double-A this year before undergoing season-ending surgery in August to remove a bone spur from his elbow. He was outrighted off the Rangers' 40-man roster in October before opting for free agency. If healthy, he has a chance to be a bullpen option for the Reds.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 04:26:00 PM

Rangers sent RHP Wilmer Font outright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Font cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 24-year-old had a 3.48 ERA over 29 relief appearances in Double-A this year before undergoing season-ending surgery in August to remove a bone spur from his elbow. He can become a minor league free agent following the World Series.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Rangers designated RHP Wilmer Font for assignment.

The move cleared a 40-man roster spot for Alfredo Figaro, who was claimed off waivers from the Brewers on Thursday. Font, 24, posted a 3.48 ERA in 31 innings of relief this season at Double-A Frisco. He had surgery in August to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.
Thu, Oct 2, 2014 03:08:00 PM

Wilmer Font recently underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow.

His season is over. Font has spent all year at Triple-A Round Rock, posting a 3.48 ERA over 29 appearances.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Rangers optioned RHP Wilmer Font to Triple-A Round Rock.

Font had two scoreless appearances during his brief stay with the big club. He'll probably be back up later this summer.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 06:57:00 PM

Rangers recalled RHP Wilmer Font from Triple-A Round Rock.

The 23-year-old has posted a promising 1.27 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 49/26 K/BB ratio across 35 1/3 innings this season between Double-A and Triple-A. He should fare pretty well in a middle relief role for the Rangers.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 03:38:00 PM

Wilmer Font (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Monday.

It will be his first since he was diagnosed with mild shoulder tendinitis last week. The shoulder ailment doesn't seem to be a big deal, but it doesn't help Font in his bid to win an Opening Day bullpen spot.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 02:20:00 PM

Rangers prospect right-hander Wilmer Font was scratched from Tuesday's intrasquad game due to mild shoulder tendinitis.

Font, who missed all of 2011 following Tommy John surgery, posted a 4.03 ERA and 138 strikeouts over 98 1/3 innings last season between Double- and Triple-A and made three appearances with the Rangers in September. If healthy, the hard-throwing right-hander figures to be an option in the Rangers' bullpen at some point in 2013.
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 11:22:00 AM

Rangers recalled RHP Wilmer Font from Double-A Frisco.

Font put up a 4.03 ERA while striking out 138 over 98 1/3 innings between High- and Double-A this season. He'll be used in long relief.
Sun, Sep 16, 2012 03:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Bruce Maxwell
1B1Matt Olson
2B1Jed Lowrie
2Chad Pinder
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Matt Chapman
LF1Matt Joyce
2Mark Canha
CF1Dustin Fowler
2Boog Powell
RF1Stephen Piscotty
DH1Khris Davis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sean Manaea
2Daniel Mengden
3Andrew Triggs
4Trevor Cahill
5Brett Anderson
6Paul Blackburn
7Jharel Cotton
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Blake Treinen
2Chris Hatcher
3Santiago Casilla
4Liam Hendriks
5Ryan Buchter
6Yusmeiro Petit
7Daniel Coulombe
8Wilmer Font
9Lou Trivino
10Josh Lucas
11Emilio Pagan