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Press Release

05/02/2016 7:00 PM ET
Statement from Josh Ravin

The Major League Baseball Players Association is releasing the below statement on behalf of Josh Ravin:

"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."