CHICAGO (WGN/WNCN) – Recently signed starter Mike Clevinger with the Chicago White Sox is under investigation by Major League Baseball following allegations of domestic violence.
According to The Athletic and ESPN reports, Olivia Finestead, the mother of Clevinger’s 10-month-old daughter, said that Clevinger was “physically, verbally, and verbally abused” by herself and her daughter when she was a member of the San Diego Padres. accused of “emotional abuse”. .
Feinstead told The Athletic that he detailed these abuse accusations to MLB investigators.
This includes the June incident, in which she claimed Clevinger choked her. are doing.
She also posted about the reported abuse on her Instagram story on Tuesday.
When contacted by Nextor’s WGN about the allegations, the White Sox shared the following statement:
“Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox take all allegations seriously, and the White Sox fully support the domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policies shared by MLB and the MLBPA. The White Sox launched an investigation after learning of these allegations.The White Sox were not aware of the allegations or the investigation at the time he signed. I will refrain from commenting.”
The Padres released a similar statement to ESPN, saying the team was aware of the investigation and supported MLB’s efforts.
Clevinger’s agent told The Athletic that he “will need time before answering” questions about the investigation.
Clevinger, 32, signed a one-year, $8 million contract with the White Sox in December after spending the 2022 season with the Padres. He was in San Diego and spent his first four-and-a-half of his MLB seasons there since being traded from Cleveland midway through his shortened 2020 season.
This comes 12 days after Trevor Bauer was released from the Los Angeles Dodgers after he was suspended for an MLB-record 324 games in April 2022 for violating the league’s domestic violence and sexual assault policy. That’s what I mean. Bauer reduced his suspension to his 194 games and was immediately eligible to pitch in 2023 after meeting an arbitrator.
Los Angeles prosecutors said in February that there was “insufficient evidence to prove the woman’s accusations beyond reasonable doubt.”
Bauer is now available to sign with any team. Bauer originally served the longest domestic violence suspension in MLB history.