Sal Romano, one of the Cincinnati Reds top pitching prospects, went down with a shoulder injury in his last start on April 26th. It was diagnosed as shoulder inflammation and he’s been on the disabled list for the last two weeks. It appears he’s ready to start throwing again, according to his twitter account.
Can’t wait to start throwing tomorrow and get back on the mound ???????
— Sal Romano (@salromano14) May 7, 2017
It’s good to see that things appear to be going in the right direction for Romano. He was pitching well for the Bats, and seemed like he was on the verge of coming back and joining the Cincinnati Reds before the shoulder injury.
Sal Romano posted a 1.23 ERA in 22.0 innings for the Bats. He had some struggles in his big league debut as he struggled with his control, walking four batters in 3.0 innings. Control has never been an issue for Romano, so it’s very likely he was pitching through the nerves and adrenaline of his Major League debut.
The Bats rotation has gotten quite a bit stronger over the last few days. Cody Reed was demoted from the Reds bullpen and will join the Louisville rotation on Monday. Amir Garrett, while it’s only expected to be for a short period of time to limit his innings as reported by Zach Buchanan by the Cincinnati Enquirer, will also likely make at least one appearance in the Bats rotation within the next week. For the past few weeks they’ve been getting by with spot-starters and bullpen days mixed around two regular starting pitchers.