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 Posted: Thu May 5th, 2016 12:24 am
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Major League Baseball has slapped Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin with an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for a banned substance.

Ravin's ban makes him the sixth big leaguer this season to be suspended under MLB's substance abuse policy. He released a statement shortly after the ruling, saying he took a supplement after getting the flu/strep throat this spring.

"Unfortunately, I was not as careful as I should have been and one of the supplements contained a banned substance," he said.

The news comes on the heels of 80-game bans for reigning National League batting champion Dee Gordon and Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chris Colabello.

After 10 years in the minors, Ravin made his major-league debut last season, posting a 6.75 ERA in nine appearances. He has yet to play this season after breaking his non-throwing arm in a car accident during spring training.