Josh Ravin suspended 80 games for PED usage

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports broke the news that RHP Josh Ravin has been suspended 80 games for use of a “banned substance.” Ravin, who is currently on the 60-day DL following a car accident in which he broke his left arm, will now be unavailable “until after the All-Star break.”

Ravin has been in the Dodgers’ system since 2014. He made nine relief appearances for Los Angeles last year, striking out 12 and walking four in his 9 1/3 innings of work. Three of the 13 hits he allowed were home runs. He did not make any appearances in this year’s Spring Training, as, prior to the accident, he was dealing with a nasty case of the flu that caused him to drop 15 pounds.

That flu is what he’s blaming this on:

The Dodgers released this statement on the incident:

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Dodger fans might have forgotten that Ravin even existed, if it weren’t for a Twitter spat that resulted when he took an Enrique Hernandez joke way too seriously. Most of the tweets in question have been deleted, but here’s what started it all:

I’m guessing Ravin’s Twitter isn’t going to be unlocked any time soon.

About Sarah Wexler

Sarah Wexler
Sarah Wexler is a native Angeleno and longtime Dodger fan. She began blogging about baseball in 2012 on her Tumblr, New Grass On The Field, where she covered an array of topics but especially enjoyed exploring baseball history. She now writes for The Hardball Times, FanGraphs and Sporting News, and co-hosts a podcast, The Hardball Times Audio. She recently earned her master's degree in Sports Management from Cal State Long Beach. She graduated from New York University in 2014 with a bachelor's in History and a minor in American Studies. She's an avid Springsteen fan, which is a big boost to her baseball writer cred.