Cole Young Sulser was born on March 12, 1990, he is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2019. He has also played for the Baltimore Orioles.
The Cleveland Indians selected Sulser in the 25th round of the 2013 MLB draft. Sulser played for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers of the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League in 2013, going 3–2 with a 1.83 earned run average (ERA) in 54 innings pitched.
He split the 2014 season between the Carolina Mudcats of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League and the Akron RubberDucks of the Class AA Eastern League, going a combined 4–14 with a 5.43 ERA over 136 innings. Sulser had his second Tommy John surgery in 2015 and missed the entire season.
Sulser was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles two days later on October 1, replacing Chandler Shepherd who had been outrighted the previous day. In 2020 for the Orioles, Sulser pitched to a 5.56 ERA with 19 strikeouts and a 1–5 record over 19 appearances.
Sulser had a breakout season in 2021 as he went 5–4 with eight saves, a 2.70 ERA, and 73 strikeouts in 63+1⁄3 innings. On April 3, 2022, the Orioles traded Sulser along with Tanner Scott to the Miami Marlins in exchange for a draft pick, two minor leaguers, Antonio Velez and Kevin Guerrero, and a player to be named later.
Cole Sulser signed a 1 year / $711,000 contract with the Baltimore Orioles, including $711,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $711,000. In 2022, Sulser will earn a base salary of $711,000, while carrying a total salary of $711,000.