MLB TradeRumors.com, which handles player transfer news, said on the 6th (Korean time), “Font has agreed to a minor league contract with San Diego.”
Font played for SSG Landers in 2021 and 2022, posting a 21-11 ERA with a 3.03 ERA.
In 2022, he played an active role in the regular season with an average ERA of 13-6 and 2.69, making a powerful one-two punch with Kim Gwang-hyun, and also played an active role in the Korean Series with an ERA of 2.45 with 2 wins.
SSG informed Font of its intention to renew the contract, but Font rejected SSG’s offer to re-enter the big leagues.
Font made his big league debut with the Texas Rangers in 2012 and went 7-11 with 4 holds and a 5.82 ERA in 96 games (22 starts).
Font, who pitched in relief in all 21 games for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2020, turned to the Korean stage and achieved a Korean dream.
Font, who received a total of $1.5 million last year, could have received an annual salary of $2 million in 2023 if he had responded to SSG’s offer to renew the contract.
However, Font chose a big league challenge.토토사이트
MLB Trade Rumors.com predicted, “Font pitched stably as a starting pitcher in the KBO League. Considering the situation in San Diego, where starting resources are not sufficient, Font may also get a chance to enter the big league roster.”