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
Ottawa Champions – No. 53
Born: (1990-05-24) May 24, 1990 (age 25)
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 Venezuelan professional baseball relief pitcher with the Ottawa Champions of the independent Can-Am League. He played for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

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 made his debut as a September call-up in 2012, and made three major league appearances that year.[2] He was optioned to the Triple-A Round Rock Express on March 19, 2013.[3] He was recalled on July 11,[4] and returned to Round Rock on July 18.[5] Font was designated for assignment on October 2, 2014.[6]

Font signed with the Cincinnati Reds in the offseason, and was released on March 31, 2015.[7] He then signed with the Ottawa Champions of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball.


  1. ^ BR Minors
  2. ^ "Rangers place RHP Yu Darvish on 15-Day Disabled List; option RHP Josh Lindblom". MLB.com. July 11, 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rangers make 12 moves for spring training roster". MLB.com. March 19, 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  4. ^ Sullivan, T.R. (July 11, 2013). "Font, Ortiz recalled; Lindblom optioned to Triple-A". MLB.com. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rangers to activate Baker, Gentry on Friday; Font, Chirinos optioned to Triple-A". MLB.com. July 18, 2013. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Rangers receive Alfredo Figaro from Milwaukee on waiver claim". MLB.com. October 2, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ Todd, Jeff (March 31, 2015). "Released: Bello, Herndon, Accardo, Rodriguez, Rogers". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved March 31, 2015. 

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