3 Mets players Christian Scott could replace on the 40-man roster once called up

Will the Mets do more than move someone to the 60-day IL?
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2) Cole Sulser

Consider Cole Sulser the right-handed Danny Young. Another one of the many veteran relievers the Mets signed this offseason with minor league options available, he had an unimpressive stint with the ball club earlier. A 9.83 ERA in 3.2 innings and a very average performance in Syracuse could have the Mets cutting bait with him.

Working against Sulser is the fact that he throws right-handed. The Mets have plenty of other younger arms they would be more likely to favor keeping over him. Already 34, the Mets would be crazy to DFA a player like Grant Hartwig or Dedniel Nunez instead of Sulser.

With past transactions, the Mets had it easy. Michael Tonkin was out of options. So was Yohan Ramirez. On the MLB roster, the obvious out of options player who could be looking at a DFA is Sean Reid-Foley. However, since returning from the IL, the righty has been excellent. He’s not getting terminated anytime soon.

If the Mets were as quick to cut Tyler Jay as they were, they shouldn’t have any hesitations with Sulser. He’s a mercenary who could easily pass through waivers anyway. Alternatives will emerge from the waiver wire and from within the organization.