Dodgers News: Josh Ravin Reinstated From Disabled List, Optioned To Triple-A Oklahoma City
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While the Los Angeles Dodgers placed Adam Liberatore and Andrew Toles on the 10-day disabled list and recalled Brett Eibner and Scott Van Slyke, there was another roster move that flew under the radar. Josh Ravin was reinstated and optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Ravin suffered a groin strain a couple of weeks into Spring Training, and though he advanced to throwing live batting practice, aggravated the injury and never appeared in a Cactus League game. Ravin was among the six Dodgers to begin the season on the DL.

He recently completed a four-game rehab assignment, spending time with High-A Rancho Cucamonga and Triple-A Oklahoma City. During that stretch, he allowed just one run in four innings and had eight strikeouts to zero walks.

Ravin is coming off a rocky 2016 that saw him suffer a broken left forearm during Spring Training, serve an 80-game suspension for a positive PED test, and return with a vengeance.

Prior to being reinstated from the restricted list last season, he allowed two runs (one earned), had 11 strikeouts, and held opponents to a .105/.105/.263 batting line in four games (five innings) with the Arizona League Dodgers.

Ravin then threw four scoreless innings, had seven strikeouts, and allowed one hit over two relief appearances with Oklahoma City. In 10 games with the Dodgers, the right-hander allowed just one run in 9.2 innings. He tallied a combined 13 strikeouts to four walks in those games.

Because of PED suspension, Ravin was not eligible for the postseason. He owns a 3.79 ERA, 4.67 FIP, and 1.21 WHIP in 19 games over parts of two seasons with the Dodgers. Manager Dave Roberts said during the spring he anticipated Ravin making an impact with the club this season.