The Cincinnati Reds said goodbye to right-hander Sal Romano on Wednesday. To make room for Pedro Strop on the 40-man roster, Cincinnati designated Romano for assignment. The Reds will have a week to trade Romano, release him or place him on outright waivers. Romano’s departure should put tremendous pressure on Cody Reed, who, like Romano, is out of minor-league options.
Romano was always in a precarious spot. The former starter turned reliever did not experience much success the past two seasons, and the addition of Strop really put his roster spot in question.