Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger, 33, is currently under investigation by Major League Baseball.
Why? Because he is the target of domestic abuse allegations from the mother of his 10-month-old child and abuse of his daughter.
Olivia Finestead said she has been in contact with major league baseball since this summer. The 24-year-old, who is the mother of Clevinger’s child, claims she was verbally, physically and emotionally abused by the player.
He would have strangled her for the first time this summer before slapping her two weeks later. He also allegedly, again according to Olivia Finestead, threw used chewing tobacco at their daughter.
It lifts my heart.
Note that the White Sox pitcher, who played for the Padres last year before signing in Chicago during the winter, will not comment on anything publicly for the moment.
Note also that the Sox did not know that the pitcher was under investigation at the time of signing him. I don’t expect to see him pitch in Chicago at this point.
He signed a contract that will guarantee him at least $12 million. We’re talking about $8M in 2023 and a mutual option of $12M in 2024, including a buyout of $4M if he leaves after one year.
Will he be suspended? Will he be placed on administrative leave while we wait to see how the story develops? I do not know.
This is a case to follow.