LOS ANGELES — Dodgers minor league right-hander Wilmer Font was named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year, capping a fine season with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Font, 27, was signed by the Dodgers to a minor league deal last offseason. The right-hander is 10-8 with a 3.42 ERA in 25 starts in Triple-A, with 178 strikeouts and 35 walks in 134⅓ innings. He leads the PCL in ERA, WHIP (1.109) and strikeouts.
The right-hander was named to the All-PCL team on Monday, as the right-handed starting pitcher.
Font is the third Dodgers minor leaguer to capture a player of the year honor this season. Double-A Tulsa infielder Matt Beaty was named Texas League Player of the Year, and Class-A Rancho Cucamonga outfielder DJ Peters won California League MVP honors.
Font’s season could earn him a call-up to the majors, his first major league stint since 2013, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts told reporters on Thursday.
Roberts said pitcher Wilmer Font is in the conversation for a September callup.— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) August 31, 2017
Later, Font’s agency tweeted that the pitcher will be called up to the majors.