The Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday designated relief pitcher Josh Ravin for assignment as one of the corresponding moves to adding Trevor Oaks and Dennis Santana to their 40-man roster. That was completed in order to protect against possibly losing Oaks or Santana in the 2017 Rule 5 Draft.
Ravin was a member of the Dodgers organization for the past four seasons after being signed as a Minor League free agent in 2013. He spent 2014 between Double-A Chatanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque, where he went a combined 2–1 with a 3.55 ERA in 23 games.
Ravin was invited to Major League Spring Training in 2015, and made his MLB debut on June 2 of that year. In parts of three seasons with the Dodgers, the hard-throwing righty made 33 appearances, going 2-2 with a 5.05 ERA, 5.19 FIP and 1.23 WHIP in 35.2 innings of work.
He dealt with a plethora of injuries during his time with Los Angeles, and was also suspended for 80 games by MLB for testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance in 2016.
At just 29 years old, Ravin will likely get an opportunity to catch on elsewhere this spring. He finished the 2017 regular season on the 60-day disabled list because of an abdomen strain.
Shortly after the Dodgers’ made their roster moves official, Ravin shared on social media that he was excited to be part of the Atlanta Braves organization. It’s unclear at present time if he was traded to Atlanta or cleared waivers and signed outright.