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Tampa Bay Rays reportedly trade RHP Wimer Font to the New York Mets

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Font has been traded to the Mets for a player to be named or cash considerations

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According to a report from Anthony DiComo, the Tampa Bay Rays have traded right-handed pitcher, Wilmer Font to the New York Mets for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

The Rays acquired Font from the Oakland Athletics last May and Font was excellent for Tampa Bay before going down with what ultimately turned out to be a season ending injury. Font had pitched in nine game (five starts) for Tampa Bay in 2018 and allowed five runs over 27 innings pitched, holding opposing hitters to a .158 batting average against him.

Font made his return in 2019, just making the cut for the Rays Opening Day roster. Kevin Cash used Wilmer Font sparingly thus far, with Font having only made 10 appearances this season, in which time he compiled a 5.79 ERA and 3.50 FIP over 14 innings pitched.

In a small flurry of roster moves, the Rays have also optioned left-handed pitcher Ryan Yarbrough to Triple-A Durham per the Rays official team website’s transaction page and recalled infielder Andrew Velazquez as well as right-handed pitcher Casey Sadler.

Over the weekend, Andrew Moore, whom the Rays had designated for assignment, was claimed by the San Francisco Giants.

With Wilmer Font being traded, the Rays will now have an open spot on their 40-man roster.