Wilmer Font

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Wilmer Font Gómez (born May 24, 1990) is a Venezuelan professional baseballpitcher for the SSG Landers of the KBO League. He has previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Tampa Bay Rays, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, New York Mets, and Toronto Blue Jays.

Venezuelan baseball player
In this Spanish name, the first or paternal surname is Font and the second or maternal family name is Gómez.
Wilmer Font

Font with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2020
SSG Landers – No. 63
Born: (1990-05-24) May 24, 1990 (age 31)
La Guaira, Venezuela
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 18, 2012, for the Texas Rangers
KBO: April 7, 2021, for the SSG Landers
MLB statistics
(through 2020 season)
Win–loss record 7–11
Earned run average 5.82
Strikeouts 150
KBO statistics
(through July 11, 2021)
Win–loss record 4-2
Earned run average 3.48
Strikeouts 102

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The Texas Rangers signed Font as an international free agent on July 11, 2006.[1] He began his professional career in 2007, playing for the Arizona League Rangers. That year, he went 2–3 with a 4.53 ERA in 14 games (10 starts), striking out 61 batters in

45+23 innings.[2] In 2008, he again pitched for the AZL Rangers, going 1–0 with a 10.38 ERA in three starts, striking out six batters in 4+13 innings (that year he allowed only one hit and one walk, but he hit three batters).[2]

In 2009, Font went 8–3 with a 3.49 ERA in 29 games (24 starts), striking out 105 batters in 108+13 innings for the Hickory Crawdads.[2] He split 2010 between the Crawdads and Bakersfield Blaze, going 5–3 with a 4.35 ERA in 16 starts, striking out 85 batters in 78+23 innings.[2] His 2010 season ended early when he came down with an elbow injury on July 7 which led to him undergoing Tommy John surgery after the season.[3] He missed the entire 2011 season while recovering from the surgery.[3] He returned in 2012 and pitched in 33 games (19 starts) primarily with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Frisco RoughRiders. He had a 4.03 ERA.[2]

Font made his major league debut for the Rangers on September 18, 2012, pitching one scoreless inning of relief against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.[4] He pitched two innings over three games for the Rangers, allowing two earned runs and striking out one batter.[5] His first MLB strikeout was against Mike Trout of the Angels on September 28.[6]

Font spent most of the 2013 season in the minors, pitching in 26 games for Frisco and 16 for the Round Rock Express. In 42 games he had a 1.90 ERA.[2] He also pitched in two games in the majors for the Rangers in July, and did not allow a run in 1+13 innings.[7] He spent the entire 2014 season with Frisco and was 1–2 with a 3.48 ERA in 29 games.[2] Font was designated for assignment on October 2, 2014.[8]

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