LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 01: Catcher Yasmani Grandal #9 of the Los Angeles Dodgers congratulates pitcher Wilmer Font #62 after Font closed out the game for the win in the ninth inning in the MLB game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on April 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Giants 9-0. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, Texas — The A’s made a trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, acquiring right-handed pitcher Wilmer Font in exchange for minor league pitcher Logan Salow.

Font, 27, struggled through six relief appearances with the Dodgers, going 0-2 with an 11.32 ERA before getting designated for Assignment by the club as he was out of options. Signed as a free agent out of Venezuela by the Texas Rangers in 2006, Font has appeared in 14 games in the big leagues over four different seasons. He is 38-29 with a 3.69 ERA over nine seasons in the minors.

A starter the past two seasons in the minors, Font could be used as a long relief man with the A’s. He went 10-8 with a 3.42 ERA in 25 starts with the Dodgers Triple-A club last season as he led the entire Pacific Coast League in strikeouts with 178 over 134 1/3 innings.

“I don’t know how it’s gonna go down yet. This is a guy our front office has talked about before,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “He’s got a big arm. Not only is he potential relief, but he’s also a potential start. You’re always trying to have as many guys in the mix as you can. He could potentially fill a couple of roles if the need were there for it.”

Salow, 23, was a sixth round pick by the A’s out of the University of Kentucky in the 2017 draft. The left-hander went 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA through four appearances at Single-A Beloit.

The A’s had an open spot on the 40-man roster after Renato Nunez was claimed by the Texas Rangers earlier this season. No corresponding move was made on the active roster as of Wednesday afternoon.

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