The Mets introduced that right-hander Cole Sulser has been signed to a minor league cope with an invitation to main league Spring Coaching.
Sulser, 34 in March, started the 2023 marketing campaign with the Diamondbacks. He made three appearances within the early going however a proper shoulder pressure landed him on the injured record in early April. He returned to make yet one more look on the finish of July earlier than getting designated for project. The Rays put in a declare however saved Sulser on non-obligatory project for the ultimate two months of the season after which outrighted him because the offseason was kicking off.
Regardless of the principally misplaced season, he’s not too far faraway from a superb 2021 season. Sulser threw 63 1/3 innings for the Orioles that yr with an earned run common of two.70. He struck out 28.4% of batters confronted whereas strolling 8.9%. The final two campaigns haven’t gone his manner with accidents taking part in a job. A lat pressure value him over a month in 2022 as his ERA jumped to five.29, which was adopted by one other injury-marred yr in 2023. He was in a position to end robust, nevertheless, posting an ERA of three.86 over 18 2/3 innings at Triple-A Durham after the waiver declare.
There’s loads of uncertainty within the Mets’ bullpen, with Adam Ottavino having opted out of his deal whereas the membership non-tendered Trevor Gott, Jeff Brigham and Sam Coonrod final week. Edwin Díaz might be again in 2024 however he’ll be getting back from lacking all of 2023 resulting from knee surgical procedure. If Sulser is wholesome and resembling his 2021 self, he might earn his manner onto the roster. He nonetheless an choice yr and has lower than 4 years of service time, which means he may very well be retained for future seasons by way of arbitration if issues go particularly properly within the yr to return.