Newly signed Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger is under investigation for allegations of domestic violence and child abuse.
Mike Clevinger under investigation by MLB.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger is being investigated by Major League Baseball after the mother of his 10-month-old daughter accused him of domestic violence and child abuse.
The alleged abuse (emotional, verbal and physical) involves the mother of Clevinger’s 10-month-old daughter and the baby.
The 32-year-old pitcher was signed to the Chicago White Sox in November and the team says they didn’t know about the allegations at the time. His latest contract is for one year.
The 24-year-old mother of Clevinger’s daughter, Olivia Finestead, told The Atheltic on Tuesday that she has been in contact with Major League Baseball since the summer of 2022 over the allegations.
Finestead told members of MLB’s Department of Investigations the incident occurred in June 2022 after Clevinger allegedly choked her in one incident, and then two weeks later slapped her and threw used chewing tobacco on their child. A source told The Athletic that Major League Baseball has an open investigation into the allegations. He wrote:
We need to fairly and thoroughly protect our client and, at the same time, be respectful of the White Sox and MLB. We need time before responding.
The Instagram story contained several concerning details alleging verbal and physical abuse. One of the posts claimed Clevinger “threw an iPad” at Finestead while she was pregnant.
She also said that he’s “truly an evil person,” and that he “chose this” after she gave him “chances privately.”
“You really deserve hell,” Finstead wrote, “I’ve kept quiet for almost a year and you continue to covertly abuse your infant, withhold ALL of her belongings, we have none of our stuff, still not even her birth certificate or her car seat attachment. He’s made sure to do everything he can to keep control.”
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