Just two days after he was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later, Font will be thrusted into a big spot right away in his Mets debut this afternoon as the Amazins play the series finale of their three-game set with San Diego.
The interesting thing about this is that Font isn't your typical starter. In fact, of his 37 big-league appearances, only five were starting assignments, and even some of those weren't your garden variety, with Font being deployed as the "opener" in Tampa Bay's bullpen game strategy.
Still, the potential is there for Font to come through with a useful outing in his first game in blue and orange. Although he sports some undesirable numbers in the early going, that came exclusively as a reliever.