GLENDALE, Ariz. – The resilience of Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Ravin continues to be tested after the right-hander was involved in an automobile accident Monday that left him with a broken bone in his left forearm.
A Dodgers representative said that Ravin was alone in his vehicle at the time of the accident, but offered no other details. It has already been a trying spring for the 6-foot-4, 230-pounder, who lost as much as 15 pounds after an early bout with the flu.
Last year, after making his major league debut with the Dodgers, his brother Joel Ravin was shot five times outside of his Los Angeles-area home, ultimately surviving the attack.
Josh Ravin was scheduled to have surgery Tuesday on a broken left radius bone. No timetable was given on when he might return to action.
“It can ALWAYS be worse. #blessed” Ravin posted on his Twitter account Monday evening.
The Southern California native appeared in nine games last season, making his major league debut at age 27. He was a fifth-round draft pick by the Cincinnati Reds in 2006, and pitched in the minor leagues for 10 seasons.
Josh Ravin was 2-1 with the Dodgers in 2015 over 9 1/3 innings, posting a 6.75 ERA, with 12 strikeouts and four walks.