Blue Jays activate Wilmer Font, option Thomas Pannone to triple-A

Former New York Mets pitcher Wilmer Font has been activated by the Toronto Blue Jays. (Gregory Bull/AP)

The Toronto Blue Jays are activating newly acquired pitcher Wilmer Font ahead of Friday’s game against the Detroit Tigers.

Left-hander Thomas Pannone is being optioned to triple-A to make room for Font on the 25-man roster.

Font, 29, was acquired from the New York Mets for cash on Wednesday. In 22 appearances, including three starts, with the Mets and Tampa Bay Rays this season, Font has a 5.20 ERA with 24 strikeouts.

Pannone, 25, started Thursday against the Boston Red Sox where he pitched four and a third innings, allowing four runs on five hits with three strikeouts.

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