VIDEO: Carlos Gomez once again robbed Joey Votto of a home run

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Carlos Gomez was robbed of extra bases on an excellent catch by Billy Hamilton in the top of the first inning this evening, but he committed some thievery of his own when the Reds came up to bat. Check it out below, as Gomez takes away what would have been a solo home run by Joey Votto:

You have to love Votto’s reaction. Of course, he’s used to it by now. Gomez robbed Votto of a potential go-ahead homer to end a game last year.

Rays acquire Wilmer Font from Athletics

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In a less-notable move on Friday, the Rays acquired right-hander Wilmer Font from the Athletics in exchange for minor league right-hander Peter Bayer. Font was designated for assignment by the A’s on Wednesday.

This is the second trade involving the righty since the start of the season. The Athletics acquired 28-year-old Font from the Dodgers in late April, but were underwhelmed by his performance after he racked up 11 runs, five home runs, four walks and nine strikeouts in his first 6 2/3 innings of relief. While the rookie has yet to prove himself at the big league level, he posted a much more respectable pitching line with the Dodgers’ Triple-A affiliate in 2017, going 10-8 in 25 starts with a 3.42 ERA, 2.3 BB/9 and 11.9 SO/9 in 134 1/3 innings. It’s still unclear whether the Rays intend to give him another opportunity in the majors this year or use him as depth in the minors.

Bayer, 24, is still a ways away from cracking any major league roster. He advanced to High-A Charlotte prior to the trade and allowed eight runs, two homers, six walks and six strikeouts in his first four innings.