Dodgers pitcher Ravin suspended for 80 games


Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Josh Ravin was suspended for 80 games without pay after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, MLB announced on Monday. 

Ravin, 28, tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP-2), becoming the sixth major leaguer to face discipline for PED use this season.

The pitcher has been on the disabled list since suffering a broken left arm in a car accident during spring training.

He underwent surgery following the wreck and was expected to return to the Dodgers bullpen this month.

But due to the suspension, Ravin is out until July.

Ravin pitched in nine major-league games last season, posting a 6.75 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 9.1 innings.

Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon, Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello, Indians outfielder Abraham Almonte, Phillies reliever Daniel Stumpf and Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia have also tested positive for PEDs since the beginning of the new baseball year.