Sal Romano, one of the Cincinnati Reds top pitching prospects, has been activated from the disabled list. The 23-year-old right hander hasn’t pitched since April 26th.
In his last start he had thrown 5.0 shutout innings for the Louisville Bats against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRaiders . As he warmed up for the 6th inning he felt something in his shoulder and was removed from the game. After a few weeks of rest/rehab he pitched in a few games in extended spring training out in Goodyear, Arizona. Things reportedly went well and the big right hander is ready to return to action. He will join the Bats rotation and make his next start on Tuesday. If he comes back to where he was before the injury he could find himself joining the rotation in Cincinnati sooner rather than later.
The organization seems to be getting a bit healthier. It was announced earlier today that Amir Garrett would pitch for the Reds tomorrow. He’s coming back from a hip issue that had been bugging him, but he only missed one start thanks to the new 10-day disabled list.
The Dominican Summer League gets underway
Today saw the Dominican Summer League season start. The Reds have two teams in the league: The DSL Reds and the DSL Rojos. It seems that every year I forget just how long it takes for the DSL games to be updated on MiLB.com. It’s 7pm as I type this and both teams began play today at 10:30am, and only one of the games has been uploaded. The DSL Rojos won at home over the DSL Cubs 2 team, 1-0. Felix Abreu went 2-3 with a double and the only run scored of the game. He scored on a double by Isaias Silverio. Carlos Carreno tossed 7.0 shutout innings with five strikeouts before handing the game over to Jorge Mallen who struck out two in 2.0 shutout frames during his professional debut.