The MLB announced they have suspended Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin for 80 games without pay, effective immediately after a positive PED test. The right-hander was on the team’s 60-day DL list with a broken left forearm.
Dodgers RHP Josh Ravin suspended 80 games by MLB for testing positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP-2). Suspension starts now
— #TBLAYourFriend (@truebluela) May 2, 2016
Following the news the Dodgers released the following statement:
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) May 2, 2016
Ravin’s twitter account is set to private and last tweeted a week ago:
Last season Ravin had a 6.75 ERA in 9 1/3 innings with the Dodgers. Following the suspension Ravin released the following statement through the MLBPA.
Josh Ravin released a statement through the MLBPA: pic.twitter.com/sULuodZWR3
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) May 2, 2016
Ravin is the latest player to be suspended by the MLB. Following the series sweep of the Dodgers, Marlins Dee Gordon was suspended for 80 games after testing positive for PEDs.