Font was utilized initially as a starter and then in a multi-inning capacity in New York after being shipped up from the Rays in a mid-season swap. The deal cost the Mets a far-off prospect with some interesting physical tools.
The Mets got a useful run out of Font after pushing him to the bullpen in late May. From that point through the end of June, he allowed just four earned runs and carried a 15:6 K/BB ratio over 16 1/3 innings of work. It seems the Mets decided to move on after watching Font struggle through his past two outings, which featured three long balls in just 4 1/3 innings.
As for Mazza, he’s finally enjoying some MLB opportunities at 29 years of age. The former 27th-round pick turned in a solid spot start earlier this year and has thrown well at Triple-A. In 78 frames there, he owns a 3.69 ERA with 8.1 K/9 against 2.4 BB/9.