It’s a return to the Pirates’ organization for Sulser, who was drafted by the Bucs in 2017. He was able to make his major league debut with Pittsburgh last year, though he was designated for assignment after four appearances. He was claimed off waivers by the Orioles and spent the rest of 2022 serving as an up-and-down arm for them. He made six more appearances on the year around frequent optional assignments. He finished 2022 with a 3.63 ERA in 22 1/3 big league innings between the two clubs and a 4.13 ERA in 56 2/3 Triple-A innings.
The O’s designated him for assignment in October of last year, at which point the Pirates brought him back aboard via another waiver claim. But he was outrighted in November and signed with the KT Wiz of the Korea Baseball Organization. The move to Korea didn’t work out for him as he posted a 5.62 ERA through 49 2/3 innings in nine starts.
The Wiz released Sulser earlier this month and he has now reunited with the Pirates yet again. He’ll head to Altoona and look to get himself into a groove and back to the big leagues. If he succeeds, he still has a couple of options and won’t be able to get to a full year of service time here in 2023.