Welp, another one bites the dust
I hate to say I told you so, but I was trying to decipher a rather cryptic tweet from a certain baseball analyst the other day, and I landed on: there are a couple more names about to come out as the latest additions to the 80 game suspension club.
This time it’s Los Angeles Dodgers RHP Josh Ravin handed down the 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for PEDs. You might not know Josh Ravin if you’re not a Dodgers fan, because he hasn’t thrown for the Dodgers yet this season. He broke his arm in a car accident.
“During 2016 spring training, I came down with a severe case of intestinal flu and strep throat. I was put on antibiotics and lost a total of 20 pounds in less than seven days…To try and speed up my recovery, I took some supplements that I thought would help. Unfortunately, I was not as careful as I should have been and one of the supplements contained a banned substance.”
“I later learned that the substance showed up in a regular drug test done of me during 2016 spring training. This has been a very painful lesson for me. I have always tried to avoid doing anything in violation of the system and I take full responsibility for the consequences of my actions and my bad judgment. So, I have decided to accept the suspension and continue my ultimate goal to be able to pitch again in the major leagues.”
Josh Ravin is added to the list of names that include Dee Gordon, Chris Colabello, Jenrry Mejia, Abraham Almonte, and a few others as those busted by the PED police this season.