Reds send down rookie pitcher

Reds starter Sal Romano prepares to throw his first pitch in the big leagues against the Brewers on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

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Reds starter Sal Romano prepares to throw his first pitch in the big leagues against the Brewers on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

The Cincinnati Reds today roptioned rookie Sal Romano to Triple-A Lousivlle and recalled pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla to replace him.

Romano allowed three hits, walked four and allowed two earned runs in his Major League debut Sunday — a 4-2 loss — vs. the Brewers

The Reds claimed Bonilla off waivers from the Pirates in February. He is 2-0 with a 5.56 ERA in two starts with Louisville this season.

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