Sal Romano will make his Major League debut on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Manager Bryan Price told the press in his daily briefing that Romano will be called up to pitch in place of Rookie Davis, who was struck on the right forearm by a pitch in his last start.
The Reds brought up outfielder Jesse Winker this afternoon and sent down Barrett Astin, who pitched two scoreless innings on Thursday night.
Winker gives the Reds a five-man bench. He is likely to be sent down to make room for Romano.
Romano worked 20 innings in six games this spring, allowing seven earned runs on 20 hits. He walked three and struckout 25. He was the only member of the House of the Rising Guns that included roomates, Cody Reed, Robert Stephenson and Amir Garrett, sent to the minor leagues.
They will all be with the Reds together on Sunday.
Since the season started, Romano made two starts at Louisville. He pitched 13 innings and allowed one earned run for a 1.38 ERA. Romano walked one and struck out eight..