On Wednesday the Los Angeles Dodgers reinstated Josh Ravin from the restricted list and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Wednesday marked the earliest day Ravin was eligible to be activated.
Ravin was suspended 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, Major League Baseball announced on May 2. In an apology, the 28-year-old said he unknowingly ingested a banned substance that was contained in supplements he took to aid his recovery after losing 20 pounds in Spring Training due to the intestinal flu and strep throat.
Ravin at the time of being suspended was the disabled list as he recovered from a broken left forearm sustained during an auto accident at the end of February. His recovery was set for eight to 12 weeks.
Ravin appeared in nine games for the Dodgers last season, recording 12 strikeouts and posting a 6.75 ERA and 1.82 WHIP over 9.1 innings pitched.
He was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the fifth round of the 2006 MLB Draft and spent eight seasons in the Reds’ farm system before joining the Dodgers organization in 2014.
Ravin 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 prior to being reinstated.