It is known that Mike Clevinger, a fastball pitcher who was acquired at the end of last year for $12 million a year, is under investigation by the MLB Secretariat for domestic violence.
The Athletic reported on the 25th 안전놀이터 (Korean time) that Clevinger is being investigated by the NLV for domestic violence involving the mother of her 10-month-old daughter and child abuse.
According to the media, Olivia Feinstead has been in contact with the MLB Bureau of Investigation since last summer. She said she provided them with details of the incident involving physical, verbal and emotional abuse.
She alleged that Clevinger beat her in a hotel room and threw a used chewing tobacco at his daughter.
At the time, Clevinger was with the San Diego Padres. San Diego declined to comment on the incident, The Athletic added.
The White Sox reportedly said they were unaware of the fact at the time of the contract.
“Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox take all allegations of victims very seriously, and the White Sox fully support the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy shared by MLB and the MLBPA,” the White Sox said.
The Athletic said: “MLB became aware of these allegations and initiated an investigation. The White Sox were not aware of the allegations or investigation at the time of his acquisition. The White Sox will refrain from commenting until MLB’s investigation process reaches a conclusion. ” said
Under the terms of the joint policy, the league has the power to impose discipline on the offending player regardless of whether or not the offending player has been charged with or convicted of a crime.
Clevinger is a proven starting pitcher who recorded 10 or more wins in three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019. Even in 2020, which was played in a shortened 60-game season, he was active with 3 wins and 2 losses and an earned run average of 3.02.
However, Clevinger, who missed the entire 2021 season due to Tommy John surgery, returned to the big leagues after a long rehabilitation last season. He went 7-7 with a 4.33 earned run average in 23 games, throwing 114 1/3 innings.