5 Tampa Bay Rays relievers who can help in 2019

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SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 02: Wilmer Font #62 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the sixth inning during their game at Safeco Field on June 2, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Wilmer Font, RHP, 28

Font who was DFA’d on May 23rd and traded to the Tampa Bay Rays on the 25th would go on to dominate opposing hitters prior to a season ending lat strain.

In 27 innings with the Rays, Font was fantastic.

1.67 ERA // 3.98 FIP // 252 ERA+ // 20K/11BB // 5 ER

A simple adjustment made by the Rays pitching coach Kyle Snyder allowed Font to regain his confidence on the bump and he emerged as a really nice find. His role in 2019 is still up in the air as of now, but we could see Font do any number off things on the mound.

It is likely that he could be used as an emergency starter. He could also beat out Yonny Chirinos for the second bulk role alongside Ryan Yarbrough. He could also be an effective middle reliever out of the pen. Nothing is certain with Wilmer Font due to the fact that he was only with the Rays a short time prior to a year ending injury.

What we do know is that Kevin Cash, Kyle Snyder, and the Tampa Bay Rays liked what they saw in Font. As a result, we can only assume that the lanky right hander will play a large role in 2019.

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