The New York Mets have traded right-handed reliever Wilmer Font to the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations.
Wilmer Font has officially become a victim of trade as the July 31 MLB trade deadline approaches.
On Wednesday, the New York Mets announced they dealt the right-handed reliever to the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations. The transaction was made public right before the Mets first pitch in their game against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
We’ve traded Wilmer Font to Toronto for cash considerations. #Mets
— New York Mets (@Mets) July 17, 2019
In 15 appearances for the Mets this season, Font was 1-2 with a 4.94 ERA. Font also walked 13 and struck out 24 through 31.0 innings pitched.
The Mets bullpen has struggled mightily this entire year and is a big reason they’re in fourth place in the NL East division. The bullpen is currently 28th in the majors with a 5.41 ERA, and Font certainly contributed to that in the 15 games he was on the mound for New York.
As the deadline approaches, the Mets will attempt to improve that bullpen by acquiring some new faces.
New York has been playing great since the All-Star Break. They’ve won four of the five games they’ve played since the Midsummer Classic including a current four-game win streak.
They lost the first game against the Miami Marlins after the break, however, won the following two to win the series. They then swept the first-place Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, with a 3-2 victory on Tuesday and a 14-4 victory on Wednesday.
However, the Mets are still in a below-average position as the season rolls on. They’re 44-51 at the moment, sitting at 13 games behind the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves.