Former Orioles Reliever Signs Deal With NL East Team

Orioles seek new pitchers for starting lineup and bullpen this offseason, exploring various options.

Trades are favored over free agency due to the Orioles' top prospects, offering potential for a prized arm.

Former reliever Cole Sulser, a past Orioles player, chose a minor league deal with the New York Mets over rejoining Baltimore.

Sulser excelled with the Orioles in 2021, boasting a 2.70 ERA in 60 appearances with 73 strikeouts in 63 1/3 innings.

Despite his success, the Orioles traded Sulser to the Marlins before the 2022 season, acquiring two minor league players, a draft pick, and a player to be named later.

Sulser's performance declined after leaving Baltimore, posting a 1-4 record and a 5.29 ERA in 39 appearances with the Marlins in 2022.

After being designated for assignment, Sulser was claimed by the Arizona Diamondbacks, facing challenges in the 2023 season due to a right shoulder strain.

The Mets seized the opportunity, signing Sulser to a minor league contract, providing him a chance to earn a spot on the Major League roster for the upcoming season.

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