A's deal Font to Rays for Minor Leaguer

May 25th, 2018

OAKLAND -- The A's traded right-handed pitcher to the Rays for Minor League right-handed pitcher Peter Bayer, the club announced Friday.
Font was acquired from the Dodgers on April 25 for Minor League pitcher Logan Salow and compiled a 14.85 ERA in four games with the A's after posting an 11.32 ERA in six outings with the Dodgers. He has a 12.71 ERA and .388 opponents batting average in 10 games overall and has surrendered 10 home runs in 17.0 innings. Font was designated for assignment on Wednesday.
Bayer was 0-0 with an 18 ERA in five relief appearances with Single-A Charlotte of the Florida State League before he was sent to extended spring training April 23. The 24-year-old right-handed pitcher was selected by the Rays in the ninth round of the 2016 draft. He is 4-4 with a 4.08 ERA in 40 career appearances, including 11 starts, over three seasons in the minors. Bayer has 146 strikeouts in 103.2 innings, an average of 12.68 per nine innings.