Wilmer Font

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Font and the second or maternal family name is Gómez.
Wilmer Font
Texas Rangers – No. 53
Born: (1990-05-24) May 24, 1990 (age 24)
La Guaira, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 18, 2012 for the Texas Rangers
Career statistics
(through 2013 season)
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 5.40
Strikeouts 1

Wilmer Font Gómez (born May 24, 1990) is a right-handed minor league baseball relief pitcher currently with the Texas Rangers.

Signed by scout Manny Batista, Font began his professional career in 2007, playing for the AZL Rangers. That year, he went 2–3 with a 4.53 ERA in 14 games (10 starts), striking out 61 batters in 45 2/3 innings. 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 1/3 innings (that year he allowed only one hit and one walk, but he hit three batters).

In 2009, Font went 8–3 with a 3.49 ERA in 29 games (24 starts), striking out 105 batters in 108 1/3 innings for the Hickory Crawdads. 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 2/3 innings.[1]

Font was optioned to the Triple-A Round Rock Express on March 19, 2013. He was recalled on July 11, and returned to Round Rock on July 18.[2]


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