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Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger is being investigated by Major League Baseball over allegations of home violence and youngster abuse by the mom of his 10-month-old daughter.
On Tuesday, Olivia Finestead, 24, mentioned that she has been involved with the MLB’s Department of Investigations for the reason that summer season of 2022, reported The Athletic.
The outlet added that these conversations included claims of “bodily, verbal and emotional abuse, together with an incident from final June through which Finestead mentioned Clevinger choked her.”
Finestead additionally claimed Clevinger “slapped her in a lodge room when the workforce was enjoying the Dodgers and threw used chewing tobacco on their youngster,” added The Atlantic.
The investigation was confirmed by an MLB spokesperson on Tuesday, reported MLB.com.
On Tuesday, The Atlantic included a press release from Finestead which was additionally shared on her Instagram Tales together with allegations of his drug use and home abuse.
“I hope the @MLB does what they need to and places him in required remedy possibly even a small suspensions (sic) so he can take trip to essentially take into consideration why he abuses his children and their moms,” the put up learn.
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On Tuesday, ESPN tweeted its personal confirmation of the investigation.
“Pitcher Mike Clevinger is below investigation for violating MLB’s home violence coverage after allegations that he abused a number of relations,” the outlet reported, citing an unnamed supply.
The White Sox addressed the allegations in a statement, making it clear that they have been unaware of the accusations when Clevinger, a former San Diego Padre, was signed in December on a one-year, $12 million greenback free-agent deal that’s set to make him $8 million in 2023. A $12 million mutual possibility can be on the desk for 2024, with a $4 million buyout, reported the MLB.
“Main League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox take any and all allegations very critically, and the White Sox are fully supportive of the Joint Home Violence, Sexual Assault and Youngster Abuse coverage shared by MLB and the MLBPA. MLB opened an investigation after studying of those allegations. The White Sox weren’t conscious of the allegations or the investigation on the time of his signing. The White Sox will chorus from remark till MLB’s investigative course of has reached its conclusion.”
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Clevinger’s attorneys shared a press release with The Atlantic, saying their shopper “emphatically denies” the allegations.
“He has by no means harmed Ms. Finestead or his daughter,” the assertion mentioned. “We is not going to touch upon Ms. Finestead’s motive for bringing these false allegations. Her baseless threats and accusations over the previous couple of months have regrettably escalated, culminating most just lately in deeply disturbing threats towards Mike and Mike’s household. Her threats and her sample of abusive conduct are effectively documented. The easy reality is that Mike has accomplished nothing improper.”
PEOPLE has reached out to all events involved for remark.
In case you are experiencing home violence, name the Nationwide Home Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233, or go to thehotline.org. All calls are toll-free and confidential. The hotline is on the market 24/7 in additional than 170 languages.