Romano (shoulder) threw three innings Friday in an extended spring training game, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Romano could need a rehab start at a lower level of the minor leagues before returning to Triple-A Louisville. It's not just the Reds' big league rotation that has been patched together MacGyver-style with chewing gum and tin foil but also at the Triple-A level at Louisville.
Romano (shoulder) resumed a throwing program Monday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Romano probably is weeks away from returning, according to the Enquirer's Zach Buchanan. It's not just the Reds' big league rotation struggling to find innings - Triple-A Louisville has been taxed by injuries and the constant shuttle between Cincinnati and Louisville.
Romano was placed on the DL on Thursday with shoulder inflammation, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Prior to being placed on the disabled list, Romano had started four games at Triple-A Louisville. Over said games he compiled a stellar 1.23 ERA and 0.91 WHIP. There's yet to be any word regarding the severity of his condition, but he'll look to build upon his solid start to the season once he's back in full health.
Romano was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.
The young right-hander was summoned to the big leagues to make a spot start for Rookie Davis (forearm), but after the debut didn't go as well as he would've hoped, Romano will head back to the minors for more seasoning. The 23-year-old was dominant in his first two appearances with the Bats, so he could find his way back up to Cincinnati later in the season if he continues to show mastery over minor-league hitters.
Romano (0-1) lasted just three innings in Sunday's loss to the Brewers, allowing two runs on three hits and four walks with two strikeouts.
Romano was called up in the absence of Rookie Davis (forearm) and looked the part of an inexperienced pitcher, toiling through three innings with 82 pitches and throwing just 48 percent of those for strikes. The only damage against him came on back-to-back solo home runs in the third, which perhaps drove the decision to lift him after the frame. Romano will likely return to the minors at this juncture, as he clearly has some things to work on before he can contribute at this level.
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