Mets trade for a reliever… & he’s starting on Wednesday

Updated: May 7th: Wilmer Font will in fact get the nod and start on Wednesday’s game against the Padres… Hey! You wanted someone other than Cory Oswalt, now you have him.

Font does have 105 MiLB starts that date back to 2007.


The Mets and The Tampa Bay Rays have hooked up to complete a transaction on Monday morning. The Mets will trade cash or a player to be named later for Rays reliever Wilmer Font.

Font has pitched 15 innings with a 5.79 ERA, allowing 9 runs but striking out 18 batters.

In order for the Mets to carry him on the roster, they transferred Yoenis Cespedes to the 60-day IL

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