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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger under investigation for alleged domestic violence, child abuse, per report

Major League Baseball is investigating Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger following allegations of domestic violence and child abuse from the mother of his 10-month-old daughter, reports The Athletic. The woman, 24-year-old Olivia Finestead, publicly disclosed the allegations on Instagram on Tuesday.

Here are more details, via The Athletic:

According to Finestead, she has detailed to those investigators incidents of physical, verbal and emotional abuse, including an incident from last June in which Finestead said Clevinger choked her, and another about two weeks later when she said Clevinger slapped her in a hotel room when the team was playing the Dodgers and threw used chewing tobacco on their child. 

A source familiar with MLB’s investigation process confirmed there is an open investigation on Clevinger. The source added that the White Sox became aware of the allegations after he was signed.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 24, 2023 at 03:02 PM | 21 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. dirk Posted: January 24, 2023 at 05:00 PM (#6114236)
i wonder if this will affect bauer and clevinger's similarity scores.
   2. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: January 24, 2023 at 05:05 PM (#6114239)
Welp, Ghiroli and Strang reported it, so it must be true. Men suck.
   3. The Duke Posted: January 24, 2023 at 05:14 PM (#6114243)
So Clevenger and Bauer "dated" the same girl. Hmmmm
   4. ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick Posted: January 24, 2023 at 05:19 PM (#6114244)
Throwing secondhand tobacco slobber on a child is about as gross as it gets.
   5. SoSH U at work Posted: January 24, 2023 at 05:22 PM (#6114246)

Throwing secondhand tobacco slobber on a child is about as gross as it gets.


Grosser than firsthand?
   6. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: January 24, 2023 at 06:24 PM (#6114256)
This just in: Rolen elected!
   7. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: January 24, 2023 at 06:29 PM (#6114260)
Why post that here, RMc? Are you deflecting? Is the subject of domestic abuse off limits?

And Duke....."hmmmmm"? What's the implication?
   8. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: January 24, 2023 at 06:37 PM (#6114265)
Why post that here, RMc? Are you deflecting? Is the subject of domestic abuse off limits?

Because there's no HOF thread yet. (And also, um, I hates me some women. Yeah, that's it.)

And Duke....."hmmmmm"? What's the implication?

Maybe Clevenger and Bauer should play for a team in Alaska cuz they're "eskimo brothers"...?
   9. The Duke Posted: January 24, 2023 at 06:44 PM (#6114271)
Just hmmmm. If Tatis ends up with a DV charge them double -hmmmmm
   10. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: January 24, 2023 at 07:29 PM (#6114284)
Because there's no HOF thread yet.


Yes there is. It has over 600 posts in it.
   11. RickG Posted: January 24, 2023 at 07:40 PM (#6114287)
Could someone point me to some kind of proof that Clevinger and Bauer were involved with the same girl? It's not in the post above and a google search of her name and Trevor Bauer doesn't turn up relevance. TIA.
   12. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: January 24, 2023 at 07:46 PM (#6114288)
Yes there is (a HOF thread). It has over 600 posts in it.

That's the "HOF Tracker" thread. There should be a new thread that points out Rolen's election. Whatever.

And stop gatekeeping.
   13. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: January 24, 2023 at 07:52 PM (#6114290)
Whatever.
LOL!
   14. The Yankee Clapper Posted: January 24, 2023 at 08:00 PM (#6114293)
The woman, 24-year-old Olivia Finestead, publicly disclosed the allegations on Instagram on Tuesday.
I’d be more confident that the allegations would hold up if she had gone to the police first, which is not to say that her claims won’t be vindicated.
   15. JJ1986 Posted: January 24, 2023 at 08:58 PM (#6114303)
I’d be more confident that the allegations would hold up if she had gone to the police first, which is not to say that her claims won’t be vindicated.
It would be so easy not to post this.
   16. The Duke Posted: January 24, 2023 at 09:01 PM (#6114305)
   17. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 24, 2023 at 10:02 PM (#6114318)
Throwing secondhand tobacco slobber on a child is about as gross as it gets.

Oh c'mon, there are 1,000 grosser things. Bauer did like 43 of them in one evening.
   18. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 24, 2023 at 10:06 PM (#6114320)
I’d be more confident that the allegations would hold up if she had gone to the police first


Yea, they have a great record taking domestic violence claims seriously.
   19. base ball chick Posted: January 24, 2023 at 11:10 PM (#6114330)
all yall know that bauer and clevenger are friends, right? i hope hope clevenger didn't throw/spit a chaw on his own little baby. that is just just just beyond disGUSting
   20. John Reynard Posted: January 25, 2023 at 06:35 AM (#6114347)
Yea, they have a great record taking domestic violence claims seriously.


Well, there is a whole subset they take seriously since they have to cover them up as the perps. But, yeah, otherwise, not so much.
   21. RickG Posted: January 25, 2023 at 10:06 AM (#6114364)
Ah, Duke, I see, you were referring to a different woman, not the one in question here. Thanks for the info.

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