Card: 2016 Bowman #BP33 (autographed)
Salvatore J. Romano (born October 12, 1993 in Syosset, LI, NY) is a free agent professional baseball pitcher. Sal was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 23rd round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft out of Southington High School in Southington, Connecticut. He signed with the Reds rather than attended the University of Tennessee.
Romano began the 2017 season with the Louisville Bats. He was recalled to the Reds on April 16 and he made his major league debut that same day. Romano was sent back down to Louisville two days later. He was recalled from Louisville multiple times during the season before being recalled for the last time on July 18.
Sal began 2018 as a member of Cincinnati's starting rotation. He ended the season with a record of 8-11 and a 5.31 ERA in 39 games (25 starts). He began 2019 as a relief pitcher with Louisville. On July 22, Sal was recalled back to Cincinnati. The next day, he would pitch three innings while giving up only three hits and one earned run and recorded two strikeouts en route to recording a save in a win over the Milwaukee Brewers. He was named to the 2021 Red's opening roster.
After being released by Cincinnati, on May 19, 2021, Romano signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees organization. Romano recorded a 3.63 ERA in 17 games with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. The Yankees selected Romano’s contract to the major league roster on July 22, 2021, and he was DFA in July, 2021. Subsequently, he pitched one inning for the Milwaukee Brewers before being re-signed and released in September 2021 by the Yankees.
Sal is active on Twitter @salromano14.
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