The Mets revealed that right-hander Cole Sulser has actually been signed to a minors handle a welcome to big league Spring Training.
Sulser, 34 in March, started the 2023 project with the Diamondbacks. He made 3 looks in the early going however an ideal shoulder stress landed him on the hurt list in early April. He went back to make one more look at the end of July before getting designated for project. The Rays put in a claim however kept Sulser on optional project for the last 2 months of the season and after that outrighted him as the offseason was starting.
Despite the primarily lost season, he’s not too far eliminated from an outstanding 2021 season. Sulser tossed 63 1/3 innings for the Orioles that year with a made run average of 2.70. He started out 28.4% of batters dealt with while strolling 8.9%. The last 2 projects haven’t gone his method with injuries contributing. A lat stress cost him over a month in 2022 as his period leapt to 5.29, which was followed by another injury-marred year in 2023. He had the ability to complete strong, nevertheless, publishing an age of 3.86 over 18 2/3 innings at Triple-A Durham after the waiver claim.
There’s lots of unpredictability in the Mets’ bullpen, with Adam Ottavino having actually pulled out of his offer while the club non-tendered Trevor Gott, Jeff Brigham and Sam Coonrod recently. Edwin Díaz will be back in 2024 however he’ll be returning from missing out on all of 2023 due to knee surgical treatment. If Sulser is healthy and resembling his 2021 self, he might make his method onto the lineup. He still a choice year and has less than 4 years of service time, implying he might be kept for future seasons by means of arbitration if things go particularly well in the year to come.