Tampa Bay Rays Claim Cole Sulser Off Waivers From Diamondbacks

The Tampa Bay Rays recently claimed right-hander Cole Sulser off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks, hoping to bolster their bullpen depth.

Sulser returns to the Rays, where he made an impressive major league debut in 2019.

Despite struggling with injuries in recent seasons, the team sees potential in his past success and views him as an optionable relief arm.

If he regains full health, Sulser could prove valuable in covering middle innings for the team alongside other relievers down the stretch.

His previous promising performance with the Baltimore Orioles during the 2021 season, where he recorded a 2.70 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and eight saves, further adds to the Rays' optimism.

The Rays' front office is taking a calculated risk, recognizing Sulser's potential and looking to tap into his previous successful form.

By adding him to their 40-man roster, they believe he can be a valuable asset despite his recent struggles with injuries. Sulser's history with the Rays, coupled with his optionable status, provides flexibility for the team to move him between the major league roster and the minor leagues as needed. Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK