Major League Baseball is investigating Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger following allegations of domestic violence and child abuse by the mother of a 10-month-old daughter.
A woman, 24, Olivia Feinstead, publicly revealed the allegations on Instagram on Tuesday. This included an incident last June in which Feinstead said Clevinger choked her, and about two weeks later, Clevinger slapping her in a hotel room while the team was playing against the Dodgers. and another incident in which she said she threw a used chewing tobacco at a child.
A source familiar with MLB’s investigation process confirmed there was a public investigation into Clevinger.The source added that the White Sox became aware of the allegations after he was signed.
Clevinger was with the San Diego Padres at the time of the alleged incident last June. signed.
Chicago issued the following statement via The Athletic:
“Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox take all allegations very seriously, and the White Sox fully support the domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policies shared by MLB and the MLBPA.” The team said in a statement. Issued to Athletic. “MLB launched an investigation after learning of these allegations. The White Sox were not aware of the allegations or investigations at the time he signed. I will refrain from commenting until the
The league’s collective bargaining domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy allows Commissioner Rob Manfred to discipline players without criminal charges. A total of 17 players were suspended under this policy. It came into force in 2015. Most notably, Trevor Bauer received a 324-game suspension in 2022, which has since been reduced to 194 games.
MLB may put Clevinger on leave if an investigation is ongoing when spring training begins next month. The 32-year-old has a 4.33 ERA in 114 1/3 his innings in his 2022 San Diego, which was his first season coming back from his second career Tommy John surgery. was recorded.
The Chicago White Sox are +165 to win the AL Central, according to the Illinois State Sportsbook. Losing a potentially suspended Clevinger could hurt his chances of playing this season.