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Sunday, March 05, 2023

White Sox RP Mike Clevinger not disciplined after MLB investigation into domestic violence allegations

MLB announced Sunday that Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Mike Clevinger will not be suspended following an investigation into domestic violence and child abuse allegations made against him last year. Clevinger has in fact avoided all discipline, though MLB said he will voluntarily submit to evaluations by the MLB/MLBPA joint treatment boards and comply with any of their recommendations.

MLB announced it would be investigating Clevinger in late January after 24-year-old Olivia Finestead, the mother of his 1-year-old daughter, accused him of multiple incidents of physical, verbal, and emotional abuse, as well as an incident of child abuse.

Finestead shared her story with The Athletic back in January, detailing two different incidents in which Clevinger allegedly strangled her or slapped her, also accusing Clevinger of throwing used chewing tobacco on their child. Finestead also posted about these alleged incidents on Instagram, sometimes including photos. In one Instagram post, Finestead accused Clevinger of throwing an iPad at her while she was pregnant. Here’s what she wrote in an Instagram story from late January, in which she shared The Athletic’s story about her and Clevinger:

“You really deserve hell,” Finestead wrote, “I’ve kept quiet for almost a year and you continue to covertly abuse your infant, withhold ALL of her belongings, we have none of our stuff, still not even her birth certificate or her car seat attachment. He’s made sure to do everything he can to keep control.”


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 05, 2023 at 08:28 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jeff Francoeur's OPS Posted: March 07, 2023 at 01:10 PM (#6119808)
I was reliably informed that Clevinger was worse than Bauer.
   2. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: March 07, 2023 at 05:39 PM (#6119849)
Clevinger ERA+ 129 for his career, Bauer only had 3 years out of his ten with a higher ERA+.

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