Chicago White Sox right-hander Mike Clevinger won’t be disciplined by Major League Baseball after the league conducted an investigation into the pitcher following domestic violence and child abuse allegations.
“The comprehensive investigation included interviews of more than 15 individuals, in addition to Mr. Clevinger and the complainant, as well as a review of available documents, such as thousands of electronic communication records. The office of the commissioner has closed this investigation, and, barring the receipt of any new information or evidence, the office of the commissioner will not be imposing discipline on Mr. Clevinger in connection with these allegations,” a league statement read.
“As part of his path forward, Mr. Clevinger has voluntarily agreed to submit to evaluations by the joint treatment boards under the collectively bargained policies and to comply with any of the boards’ recommendations. MLB will continue to make support services available to Mr. Clevinger, his family, and other individuals involved in the investigation.”
On Jan. 24, Olivia Finestead, the mother of Clevinger’s infant daughter, posted a photo on Instagram of marks on her body, saying the injuries were the result of her partner throwing an iPad at her while she was pregnant.
Finestead said Clevinger strangled her, threw chewing tobacco on their baby, and accused the pitcher of illegal drug use. The alleged incidences occurred last season while Clevinger played for the San Diego Padres.
“I am pleased that Major League Baseball has concluded its investigation. I had nothing to hide and cooperated fully with MLB,” a statement from Clevinger read.
“This situation has been stressful for my family, and I thank them for their strength and support. I asked everyone not to rush to judgment until MLB’s investigation was concluded, and I appreciate everyone who had faith in me, including the White Sox organization and my teammates. I am looking forward to the 2023 season and helping the White Sox win a championship this year.”
Clevinger, 32, signed a one-year, $12-million contract with the White Sox in December.
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