Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger is being investigated by Major League Baseball following an allegation of home violence.
Olivia Finestead publicly revealed the allegations in an Instagram submit Tuesday. Clevinger, a 32-year-old right-hander and a six-year main league veteran, agreed to a $12 million US, one-year contract as a free agent that was introduced on Dec. 4.
“MLB opened an investigation after studying of those allegations,” the workforce stated in an announcement. “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.”
Jay Reisinger, a lawyer for Clevinger, issued an announcement that stated, “Mike emphatically denies the accusations made by Ms. Finestead.”
“He has by no means harmed Ms. Finestead or his daughter,” Reisinger stated. “We won’t 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 behaviour are nicely documented. The easy fact is that Mike has accomplished nothing mistaken. He is a loving and caring father. We have suggested Mike to not touch upon this matter.”
Finestead stated she is the mom of Clevinger’s little one and alleged he fathered two different youngsters who weren’t hers. She posted a photograph of marks on her physique with accompanying phrases that alleged the accidents had been “from when he threw an iPad at me pregnant” and “lastly left when he strangled me.”
“Mike Clevinger,” she added, “you actually deserve hell I’ve stored quiet now for nearly a yr and also you proceed to covertly abuse your toddler.” She stated Clevinger “threw chew spit on our child.”
The Athletic reported Finestead instructed the outlet she notified MLB of her allegations final summer season.
The Associated Press sometimes doesn’t establish victims of home violence or sexual assault until they comply with be named or come ahead publicly with their allegations, as Finestead has.
Clevinger is 51-30 with a 3.39 ERA for Cleveland (2016-20) and San Diego (2021-22). He was 0-1 in a pair of postseason begins for the Padres.
Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer was suspended for 2 seasons by MLB final April below the home violence coverage following an investigation that began the earlier July. The suspension was reduce to 194 video games by an arbitrator final month, and the Dodgers launched the 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner. The suspension price Bauer greater than $37 million from his $102 million, three-year contract via the 2023 season.
Bauer has denied the allegations.