Chicago White Sox shortstop Mike Clevinger is under investigation by Major League Baseball over allegations of domestic violence against the mother of his 10-month-old daughter and child abuse.
said Olivia Feinstead, the 24-year-old mother of Clevinger’s child Athletes Tuesday that he has been in contact with MLB’s research department since this summer. According to Feinstead, she described instances of physical, verbal and emotional abuse to those investigators, including an incident last June in which Feinstead said Clevinger choked her, and another about two weeks later when she said Clevinger He slapped her in the hotel room. The team was playing the Dodgers and they threw used chewing tobacco at their child.
A source familiar with the MLB investigation process confirmed that there is an open investigation into Clevinger. The White Sox learned of the allegations after the signing, the source added.
Reached by text message, Clevinger, 33, said her agent and attorney would contact her. Athletes. “We must fairly and fully protect our client while respecting the White Sox and MLB,” Clevinger’s representative, Seth Levinson, wrote in a message. We need time before responding.”
Finestead, who agreed to be named in the story, first publicly disclosed the allegations in an Instagram story earlier Tuesday.
“I hope @MLB does what they have to and gets him the treatment he needs, maybe even mini suspensions (sic) so he can really think about why he’s hurting kids and their moms,” the post story read.
Clevinger was a member of the San Diego Padres pitching staff at the time of the alleged incidents last summer. He became a free agent when his contract expired this winter and signed a one-year deal with the White Sox.
The White Sox said they were not aware of the allegations when Clevinger was signed.
“Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox take any and all allegations very seriously, and the White Sox fully support MLB’s and MLBPA’s joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy,” the team said in a statement. ” issued to Athletes. “MLB initiated an investigation upon learning of these allegations. The White Sox were not aware of the allegations or the investigation at the time of the signing. The White Sox will not comment until MLB’s investigation is complete.
The Padres said they are “aware of MLB’s investigation and fully support their efforts under the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. Due to the ongoing investigation, we cannot comment further at this time.” Let’s comment.”
This is a developing story. It will be updated.
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