Josh Ravin

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Josh Ravin
Atlanta Braves
Relief pitcher
Born: (1988-01-21) January 21, 1988 (age 30)
West Hills, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 2, 2015, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
(through April 20, 2018)
Win–loss record 2–3
Earned run average 5.12
Strikeouts 45

Joshua Joseph Ravin (born January 21, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Atlanta Braves organization. He previously played for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Early life[edit]

Josh Ravin was born in West Hills, California on January 21, 1988, to parents Virgil and Lana Ravin.[1][2] He has an older brother, Joel and a younger sister, Amanda[3]


Cincinnati Reds[edit]

The Cincinnati Reds selected Ravin in the fifth round of the 2006 MLB Draft out of Chatsworth High School in Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California.[4] He made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Reds in 2006.[4] and was named the Carolina League pitcher of the week for August 9–15, 2010 while playing for the Lynchburg Hillcats.[5]

The Reds added Ravin to their 40-man roster after the 2012 season and invited him to spring training in 2013.[6][7] He was designated for assignment by the Reds on September 16, 2013 after posting a 4.82 ERA in 48 combined games for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos of the Class AA Southern League and Louisville Bats of the Class AAA International League in 2013.[4][8]

Ravin was claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers on September 19, 2013 but was outrighted by them on October 23.[9][10]

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

After becoming a free agent, he signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers on December 13, 2013[11] and split the 2014 season between the AA Chattanooga Lookouts and AAA Albuquerque Isotopes. Combined he was 2–1 with a 3.55 ERA in 23 games.[4] The Dodgers invited him to attend major league spring training in 2015[12] and he was assigned to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers.[13]

Ravin was called up to the majors by the Dodgers on June 2, 2015.[14] He made his debut that night against the Colorado Rockies, striking out the one batter he faced, DJ LeMahieu, and picking up the win.[15] He appeared in a total of nine games for the Dodgers in 2015, allowing seven runs in ​9 13 innings.[16] He also pitched in 22 games for Oklahoma City with a 3.86 ERA.[4]

Ravin broke the radius bone in his left forearm in a multi-vehicle automobile accident on February 29, 2016. The injury required surgery.[17] Ravin began the 2016 season on the 15-day disabled list. On May 10, 2016, Ravin was suspended for 80 games by MLB for testing positive for pralmorelin, a banned performance-enhancing drug.[18] Ravin was reinstated on August 3, and optioned to Triple-A. He rejoined the Dodgers on August 8.[19] He appeared in 10 games with a 0.93 ERA in 2016.[20]

Ravin suffered a groin injury in spring training in 2017, causing him to begin the season on the disabled list.[21] He was taken off the DL and optioned to Oklahoma City on May 10.[22] He did manage to appear in 14 games for the Dodgers in 2017, with a 6.48 ERA as well as 30 games for Oklahoma City, where he had a 5.09 ERA.[4] His groin issue recurred all season, leading to several stints on the disabled list and he was eventually shut down for good on September 22.[23]

Atlanta Braves[edit]

Ravin was designated for assignment and then traded to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations on November 20, 2017.[24] On March 5, 2018, the Braves outrighted Ravin off the 40-man roster.[25] On March 31, 2018, Ravin was called up by the Braves and had his contract purchased by the team.[26] He was designated for assignment on April 21, 2018. He was outrighted to the Gwinnett Stripers on April 25, 2018.

On June 14, 2018, while pitching for the Gwinnett Stripers, Rabin was hit in the head by a line drive. After several minutes he was able to stand up but needed assistance exiting the field.[27]

Personal life[edit]

Ravin's brother, Joel, was shot five times after being kidnapped on October 4, 2015. He survived.[28]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Rocha, Veronica (October 5, 2015). "Brother of L.A. Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin shot five times in West Hills". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ Hoornstra, J. P. (June 3, 2015). "Dodgers' Josh Ravin reflects on long journey to the major leagues". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Retrieved May 4, 2016 – via Los Angeles Daily News. 
  3. ^ Gazzar, Brenda (October 5, 2015). "Brother of Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin wounded in West Hills shooting". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Josh Ravin minor league statistics and history". Baseball Reference. 
  5. ^ "Ravin Named CL Pitcher of the Week – Lynchburg Hillcats News". Lynchburg Hillcats. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Corcino among six added to Reds' 40-man roster". Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  7. ^ Miller, Doug (March 12, 2013). "Reds trim 12 from big league camp". Archived from the original on March 12, 2013. 
  8. ^ Sheldon, Mark (September 16, 2013). "Marshall aims to prove himself after activation from DL". Archived from the original on September 16, 2013. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  9. ^ Haudricourt, Tom (September 16, 2013). "Corey Hart would be 'very generous' to remain with Brewers". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  10. ^ McCalvy, Adam (October 23, 2013). "Brewers outright three righties off 40-man roster". Retrieved June 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ Miniel, Daid (December 21, 2013). "MLB Free Agency: Los Angeles Dodgers sign three minor league players". Retrieved June 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ Gonzalez, Alden (January 9, 2015). "Top prospects among Dodgers' spring invitees". Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  13. ^ Hoornstra, J.P. (April 7, 2015). "Revealed: Opening Day roster for Triple-A Oklahoma City". LA Daily News. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
  14. ^ Gurnick, Ken (June 2, 2015). "Van Slyke to DL; Heisey, Thomas join Dodgers". Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  15. ^ Plukett, Bill (June 3, 2015). "Nine years in the making, Josh Ravin gets his first win as a Dodger". Orange County Register. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  16. ^ "2015 Los Angeles Dodgers Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistic". Baseball Reference. Retrieved October 5, 2015. 
  17. ^ Hoornstra, J.P. (March 1, 2016). "Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin in auto accident, will have surgery on broken left radius". Retrieved March 1, 2016. 
  18. ^ Passasn, Jeff (May 2, 2016). "Sources: Dodgers pitcher suspended 80 games for PEDs". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved May 2, 2016. 
  19. ^ Stephen, Eric (August 8, 2016). "Dodgers recall Josh Ravin, place Joe Blanton on bereavement list". SB Nation. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  20. ^ "2016 Los Angeles Dodgers Batting, Pitching & Fielding Statistics". Baseball Reference. Retrieved October 15, 2016. 
  21. ^ Stephen, Eric (March 24, 2017). "Josh Ravin out several weeks with groin injury". SB Nation. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  22. ^ Stephen, Eric (May 10, 2017). "Dodgers reinstate Josh Ravin & option him to Triple-A". SB Nation. Retrieved May 10, 2017. 
  23. ^ Stephen, Eric (September 22, 2017). "Dodgers activate Brandon McCarthy, place Josh Ravin on 60-day DL". SB Nation. Retrieved September 24, 2017. 
  24. ^ Bowman, Mark (November 20, 2017). "Braves claim Dayton, acquire Ravin from Dodgers". Retrieved November 22, 2017. 
  25. ^ Adams, Steve (March 5, 2018). "Braves Acquire Ryan Schimpf, Outright Josh Ravin". Retrieved March 5, 2018. 
  26. ^ "Braves' Josh Ravin: Contract purchased by Braves". Retrieved March 31, 2018. 
  27. ^ "Braves reliever Josh Ravin hit in head by line drive in Gwinnett". SBNation. Retrieved June 15, 2018. 
  28. ^ "Brother of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin shot multiple times". Fox Sports. October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 5, 2015. 

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