Sal Romano, Nick Travieso back on the mound for Reds Doug Gray May 16, 2017 7 Comments The Cincinnati Reds seem to be having a good day when it comes to minor league pitchers and rehabbing. Sal Romano and Nick Travieso both tweeted out today that they were back on the mound. Feels good to be back on the mound???? more than ready to get back — Sal Romano (@salromano14) May 16, 2017 Back on the mound today for the first time since September ?? Go time! @Reds #QSP — Nick Travieso (@NTravieso21) May 16, 2017 Sal Romano hasn’t pitched since April 26th. That night he was pitching against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and while warming up for the 6th inning he felt something in his shoulder and was removed from the game. He has thrown 5.0 shutout innings to that point. The right hander was placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation the next day. He began his throwing program less than two weeks later. For Nick Travieso, it’s been quite a bit longer. The 23-year-old right hander has not pitched this season. During the offseason, as he was beginning to start throwing to get ready for spring training he began to experience shoulder impingement. The early reports were that he was just a few weeks behind the other pitchers as spring training began, but that’s clearly not been the case. The good news is that he seems to be at the point in his throwing program that he’s back on the mound and advanced from throwing off of flat ground. Assuming that he continues to progress without any hiccups along the way, it’s unclear where he would be assigned when ready to be activated. He had some struggles at times last season in Pensacola, but also had some success. Overall he posted a 3.84 ERA in 117.1 innings there, but had easily the highest walk rate of his career. Returning to the Blue Wahoos or jumping into the Triple-A rotation for Louisville could both make sense. 7 Responses Greenfield Red May 16, 2017 Finnegan to 60 day DL. Ugh. Reply Doug Gray May 16, 2017 It’s backdated. We knew he was going to miss that much time anyways. Reply The Duke May 16, 2017 I assume Travieso heads to AA and Romano back to AAA Reply CP May 16, 2017 How long would you guess will it take from going from bullpen sessions on the mound, to actually being ready to get back to pitching in games for these guys? Will they, perhaps, take it slower with Travieso than Romano considering his longer lay off? Reply Doug Gray May 16, 2017 Assuming no set backs, I’d guess Romano is much closer to returning than Travieso. No clue on the time table, though. Reply Reaganspad May 16, 2017 This would be a good time for Sal to get healthy and get back to the big club. What was to be a year of auditions has been a year of patchwork. It would be great to have Sal back with the big club in June Mustang John May 16, 2017 Joel Bender also throwing again after TJ surgery Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.