Pitcher Wilmer Font (33), who gave up renewing his contract with SSG Landers and chose to challenge the major leagues, signed a minor league contract with the San Diego Padres.

Major League Trade Rumors (MLBTR), which delivers news of major league transfers, wrote about Font’s minor league contract news on the 6th (Korean time). MLBTR wrote, “Font has agreed to a minor league contract with San Diego. He will attend major league spring training and compete for a starting roster.”

Font debuted in the KBO League in 2021 as a member of SSG. In the first year, he succeeded in renewing the contract by recording an average ERA of 3.46 in 25 games, 8 wins, 5 losses, and 145⅔ innings.토토

Font, who led the team to a combined championship last year with an average ERA of 2.69 in 184 innings in 28 games, 13 wins and 5 losses, expressed his intention to try again in the major leagues and is trying to achieve that dream by signing a contract with San Diego.

In San Diego last season, Darvish Yu (37), who recorded 16 wins, and Joe Musgrove (31), who recorded 10 wins, played a strong one-two punch, but Nick Martinez (33) and Seth Lugo (34), who will support them, each scored 4 ·Although it is evaluated as a 5th starter, it was a situation where reinforcement of the starting lineup was needed as there was no recent full-time selection experience.

MLBTR said, “Font, who played 6 seasons in the big leagues, has experienced Triple A and major leagues as a swing man. Because he showed a strong performance as a starting pitcher in Korea, he will deepen the depth of the starting lineup in San Diego, where there is a lot of uncertainty.”