Update: Sal Romano has been placed on the disabled list for the Louisville Bats with right shoulder inflammation.

Original Article:

Sal Romano, one of the Cincinnati Reds top pitching prospects, left his start early tonight with an apparent injury. The right hander was cruising through 5.0 innings for the Louisville Bats, not allowing a run. But after just one warm up pitch before the 6th inning he called out the trainers. Here’s what Shane Hennigan of the Scranton Times-Tribune tweeted out:

I have not been able to see what happened yet, though once the replay goes up on MiLB.tv later tonight, I will go back and watch it. At this point, there is no indication of what kind of injury it was. At best, let’s hope that the throwing of the glove was with his right hand, which would at least indicate a non-arm injury. That, however, is just 100% speculation on my part at this point.

Sal Romano has been dominant for the Louisville Bats this season, allowing just three earned runs in 22.0 innings after his 5.0 innings tonight. He struggled in his big league debut with the Cincinnati Reds on Easter, allowing just two earned in 3.0 innings with four walks and two strikeouts. He was sent back to Louisville before getting another start.

With how things have been going for the Cincinnati Reds in the rotation, it seemed like things were lining up well for Sal Romano to return to the big league club sooner rather than later. While he wasn’t pitch efficient in his Major League debut, he’s been very efficient with the Bats this season. In 22.0 innings he’s needed to throw 287 pitches. That’s 13.05 pitches per inning. Romano has walked just four batters in that span.

This will be updated when there’s more information available.

4 Responses

  1. kevin zook

    Hate to here this praying for you big sal.. our reds need the best news not the worse..

  2. Arnold Ziffle

    Any updates yet? I looked on the Louisville C-J site, and they didn’t even mention Romano in their game summary article.

    • Doug Gray

      No update, but I’ve reached out to see what I can find out. Waiting to hear back.

      As a road game, it’s tougher to get info. While you’d think the LCJ could have gotten the info that Romano left the game early, I get how they missed it. Heck, I missed it for the first hour. Nothing in the box score indicates an injury and it will usually do that (well, the game log anyways). But because of how the injury went down, between innings, it wasn’t noted as an injury replacement in the log.

      • Hunt4redsoct

        I work with that reporter for the Scranton Times and have reached out to Shane , I’ll post if I hear anything