‘ML Rechallenge’ font, minor contract with SD → ST must prove

Wilmer Font (33), who led the SSG Landers’ combined championship in the Korean professional baseball KBO league, announced his return to the US stage and signed a contract with the San Diego Padres.

American Major League Trade Rumors reported on the 6th (Korean time) that Font signed a minor league contract with San Diego. This is an invitation to spring training. 토토사이트

Now, Font can sign his major league contract only if he proves his skills in spring training in February and exhibition games in March.

Font made his major league debut in 2012 with the Texas Rangers and played two seasons, but had a four-year hiatus after that. It was only in 2017 that he returned to the major leagues.

His grades weren’t great. Font only went 7-11 with a 5.82 earned run average in 96 games (22 starts) over his six major league seasons.

After recording an average ERA of 9.92 as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays in 2020, Font chose to advance to the Korean stage and signed a contract with SSG.

Afterwards, Font threw 145 2/3 innings in 26 games in 2021, and managed to renew his contract with a record of 8 wins and 5 losses and an earned run average of 3.46.

After adapting to the Korean stage, Font showed his best performance last year. He pitched 184 innings in 28 games, going 13-6 with a 2.69 earned run average.

Font, who made a one-two punch with Kim Gwang-hyeon (35), led SSG to win the wire-to-wire championship. Also, in the Korean Series, he won two games.

Font, who had the best performance, chose to try again in the major leagues instead of accompanying SSG. But Font ended up getting a minor league contract.

If Font performs well in spring training and exhibition games, he could add depth to San Diego’s starting rotation.

San Diego is the team where Kim Ha-seong plays. However, Font stepped on the Korean stage in 2021, when Kim Ha-seong advanced to the major leagues. There is no contact between the two players.