Blue Jays acquire right-hander Font

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The Mets made their first move of the trading season Wednesday, as the club announced it has traded Wilmer Font to the Blue Jays for cash considerations. He is 2-2 with a 5.20 earned-run average this season. Catalina had yet to play a professional game, but it was still a bit puzzling that they'd give up a lottery ticket for a pitcher with a poor track record, and soon thereafter designating Font for assignment looks even stranger.

Font, 29, has made 22 combined relief appearances for the Mets and Tampa Bay Rays this year, along with three starts for NY.

However, there's always the possibility the Blue Jays are the ones to get the light to turn on for Font, the second time around, after the best organizations in the game have failed.

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Font has appeared in 52 career Major League Baseball games including making eight starts while sporting a career 4-5 record with a 6.00 earned run average fanning 82 in 96 career innings of work. The hurler is now earning $560,400 for the 2019 season so he does not bring any financial implications with him.

Font will add additional pitching depth to a team that is anticipated to make some moves in the coming days leading up to the trade deadline. Font, who is also out of options, will likely take up residence in the Blue Jays bullpen and soak up some low-leverage innings - possibly a few at a time.

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