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September 13, 2020 01:36 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Joins big-league roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano had his contract selected by the Reds on Sunday.

The 26-year-old will join the 40-man and active rosters with Sonny Gray (back) heading to the injured list. Romano had a 7.71 ERA and 1.84 WHIP over 16.1 innings last season and has yet to appear in a game in 2020.

June 28, 2020 04:20 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: To train at GABP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano will be a part of the Reds' 60-man player pool this season.

He is not a member of the 40-man roster but is listed as part of the 35-man group that will train at Great American Ball Park, which puts him among the Reds' varsity group. Romano will likely serve as a long reliever or swingman for the Reds when he is active this season.

February 11, 2020 03:08 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Louisville.

Romano will still be in big-league camp as a non-roster invitee. He could certainly spend some time on the Reds' major-league roster this season, but his 5.17 ERA in 249 career innings at the highest level means he's unlikely to be a key arm.

February 5, 2020 03:44 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Removed from roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano was designated for assignment Wednesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the Reds to add Pedro Strop. Although Romano spent most of the 2019 season with Triple-A Louisville, he pitched in 12 major-league games with Cincinnati, recording a 7.71 ERA, 184 WHIP and 16:8 K:BB across 16.1 innings.

August 31, 2019 11:08 AM
Reds' Sal Romano: Recalled for doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano was recalled from Triple-A Louisville to serve as the 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

With the Reds set to play four games in two games, Romano will provide the team with an extra bullpen arm Saturday. The right-hander struggled mightily in his most recent big-league appearance, allowing eight runs on six hits and a pair of walks while recording just two outs (one via strikeout).

August 15, 2019 03:44 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Shipped back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday.

Romano was shelled against the Nationals on Wednesday, allowing eight runs on six hits and two walks while recording just two outs (one via strikeout). The right-hander, who owns a 4.55 ERA and 72:24 K:BB in 63.1 innings at Triple-A this season, should be back when rosters expand in September. Matt Bowman was recalled from Louisville in a corresponding move.

August 9, 2019 03:52 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Back in majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Friday, Mark Sheldon of reports.

The 25-year-old righty has a 4.55 ERA in 63.1 innings at Triple-A, working primarily as a reliever. He has a 3.63 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 17.1 innings as a reliever in the big leagues. David Hernandez was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

July 28, 2019 12:28 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds optioned Romano to Triple-A Louisville on Sunday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

He'll cede his spot on the active roster to Kyle Farmer (concussion), who was activated from the 7-day injured list in a corresponding move. Romano will presumably step back into Louisville's rotation after working out of the bullpen during his brief stay with the Reds. The righty's only appearance came Tuesday in Milwaukee, where he notched a three-inning save.

July 24, 2019 12:16 AM
Reds' Sal Romano: Collects three-inning save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano recorded his first career save in Tuesday's 14-6 win over the Brewers, giving up one run on three hits and a walk over three innings while striking out two.

With the Reds holding a nine-run lead, Romano got the call in the seventh inning and finished things out for a long-relief save in his first big-league appearance of the year. The 25-year-old will likely continue to fill a low-leverage role in the Cincy bullpen, so this could prove to be the high point of his fantasy value.

July 22, 2019 06:04 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Called up by Cincinnati
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Monday.

Romano was called up with Tyler Mahle (hamstring) landing on the injured list, but he's been primarily a reliever in Louisville this season and looks set to fill a bullpen role with the Reds. In 59.1 innings for the Triple-A club this season, he owns an unremarkable 4.70 ERA, not far off his career 4.99 mark in 232.2 innings at the big-league level.

March 22, 2019 05:16 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Heading to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano was reassigned to minor-league camp Friday.

Romano is converting to the bullpen, a move which may be necessary for him to have success at the highest level, as he owns a 4.99 ERA in 232.2 career innings in the majors. He's on the 40-man roster, so he'll have a chance to return in a relief role at some point this season.

March 12, 2019 09:32 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Full-time reliever
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Reds will move Romano to the bullpen on a full-time basis, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "We wanted to simplify that for him, so he can see himself in that role," manager David Bell said. "We think he can be very effective as a reliever. For the time being anyway, that's the way we're seeing it."

This doesn't come as much of a surprise, as the Reds said at the start of spring training that Romano's not in competition for an Opening Day rotation slot. But this quashes the notion that he'd eventually land back in the rotation in the event of an injury.

February 12, 2019 04:40 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Not expected to win starting spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano is not expected to open the season in the Reds' starting rotation, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Manager David Bell failed to mention Romano when running through the team's projected Opening Day rotation, though he did say the right-hander will remain an option to start and/or fill a long-relief role. It's worth noting that Romano fared better as a reliever in 2018, posting a 3.77 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 14.1 innings of relief compared to a 5.48 ERA and 1.45 WHIP across 25 starts (131.1 innings).

December 20, 2018 12:12 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Losing weight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano has lost 15 pounds this offseason through eating healthier and doing more cardio at the gym,'s Mark Sheldon reports.

Romano's role for 2019 is unsettled -- between new manager David Bell and new pitching coach Derek Johnson, it's a brand new regime for the Reds, and the two haven't declared what role Romano might have. It's possible even that the Reds might join the handful of clubs using some form of the "opener," at least for a couple of rotation slots.

October 2, 2018 10:00 AM
Reds' Sal Romano: Delivers five solid innings in season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano allowed two runs on three hits and one walk across five innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Pirates. He struck out one.

Romano was excellent through the first four innings, holding the visitors scoreless on just a pair of hits. He allowed a run on two hits, a walk and a wild pitch in the fifth and wasn't brought back out for the sixth. Romano fared quite well considering he hadn't gone longer than 2.1 innings in his previous 12 appearances, but a lack of run support kept him from earning his ninth win. It remains to be seen where he fits into the team's plans for 2019.

September 28, 2018 06:56 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: To start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano will take the hill against the Pirates on Sunday, Mark Sheldon of reports.

Manager Jim Riggleman said Friday that Romano "won't pitch a lot" during Sunday's game, but that he'll "start the game and see where it takes us." The right-hander started 24 games for the Reds earlier this year before transitioning to a role out of the bullpen. During those outings, he logged a 5.56 ERA.

September 27, 2018 03:16 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Candidate to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano is the leading candidate for the Reds to start Sunday's game against the Pirates,'s Mark Sheldon reports.

Interim manager Jim Riggleman elaborated that neither Homer Bailey nor Tyler Mahle is a candidate to start. "Romano is an ex-starter, he could certainly start that game," Riggleman said. "It depends on if he pitches in relief Friday, he might not be the starter for that day. We've got a lot of guys who can pitch, a lot of guys who need to get a little work. It could very well be a bullpen day, unless Sal is totally available to start it and maybe give us more than anybody else."

August 26, 2018 01:21 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Shifts to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano will move to the Reds' bullpen going forward, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

The move isn't surprising after Romano entered Saturday's game against the Cubs for 1.1 innings out of the bullpen. The 24-year-old was inconsistent as a starter for the Reds, posting a 5.56 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 93:48 K:BB over 126.1 innings (24 starts).

August 22, 2018 01:33 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Allows five runs in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano allowed five runs on seven hits in five innings Tuesday against the Brewers, striking out five and walking two in a no-decision.

Romano gave up four runs in the first inning but was eventually bailed out from the loss by the Reds' offense. Romano has had a rough August, going 1-2 across four starts while giving up 16 runs in 18 innings. The 24-year-old has thrown eight quality starts in 24 games started this season and is sporting a rather unimpressive 93:49 K:BB in 128.2 innings. Romano will have occasional games where he's effective but in between those starts he's unpredictable.

August 15, 2018 01:48 PM
Reds' Sal Romano: Hit hard in loss to Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romano (7-10) allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks across 1.2 innings while taking the loss Tuesday against Cleveland. He recorded one strikeout.

Romano got off to a miserable start, allowing the first five batters he faced to reach in a four-run first inning. He allowed another pair of runs on three hits in the second inning before he was pulled with two outs. Romano turned in a quality start in his previous outing, but this disastrous performance raised his ERA back up to 5.31 for the season. He's been rather inconsistent of late and will look to get back on track in his next scheduled start against the Brewers.

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vs Pittsburgh 1.000 0.00010
vs LHB 6.100 8.530310
vs RHB 9.100 7.71056
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Cincinnati Reds

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