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Dodgers trade Wilmer Font to A’s for LHP Logan Salow

Logan Salow has 37 strikeouts and 17 walks in 29⅔ minor league innings.
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LOS ANGELES — The Dodgers found a taker for Wilmer Font, two days after the pitcher was designated for assignment. Font on Wednesday was traded to the Athletics in exchange for minor league pitcher Logan Salow.

Salow, 23, has a 1.52 ERA in all of 29⅔ professional innings, including 1.59 in four games this season for Class-A Beloit in the Midwest League, with eight strikeouts and two walks in 5⅔ innings.

Oakland selected Salow in the sixth round last year out of the University of Kentucky. Our own David Hood ranked Salow 182nd in his top 200 draft prospects last June, and Salow was picked 171st overall.

This gives the Dodgers four 2017 draft picks from the University of Kentucky, joining their own picks pitcher Zach Pop (sixth round), outfielder Zach Reks (10th) and infielder Connor Heady (23rd).

Font had an 11.32 ERA in 10⅓ innings over six games with the Dodgers this season, all relief appearances.