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Wilmer Font named Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year

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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.

Later, Font’s agency tweeted that the pitcher will be called up to the majors.