Olivia Finestead, the 24-year-old mom of Clevinger’s youngster, informed The Athletic on Tuesday that she has been involved with people from MLB’s Department of Investigations since this summer season. According to Finestead, she has detailed to these investigators incidents of bodily, verbal and emotional abuse, together with an incident from final June by which Finestead stated Clevinger choked her, and one other about two weeks later when she stated Clevinger slapped her in a lodge room when the workforce was enjoying the Dodgers and threw used chewing tobacco on their youngster.
A supply acquainted with MLB’s investigation course of confirmed there may be an open investigation on Clevinger. The supply added that the White Sox turned conscious of the allegations after he was signed.
Clevinger, 33, reached through textual content message stated his agent and lawyer would contact The Athletic. Asked for an on-the-record assertion earlier than publication, Clevinger’s agent, Seth Levinson wrote in a textual content message: “We need to fairly and thoroughly protect our client and at the same time be respectful of the White Sox and MLB. We need time before responding.”
Finestead, who agreed to be named on this story, first publicly disclosed the allegations in an Instagram story early Tuesday.
“I hope the @MLB does what they should and puts him in required therapy maybe even a small suspensions (sic) so he can take time out to really think about why he abuses his kids and their mothers,” the story publish stated.
Clevinger was a member of the San Diego Padres pitching employees on the time of the alleged incidents final summer season. He turned a free agent when his contract expired this winter and signed a one-year cope with the White Sox.
The White Sox stated they weren’t conscious of those allegations once they signed Clevinger.
“Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox take any and all allegations very seriously, and the White Sox are completely supportive of the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse policy shared by MLB and the MLBPA,” the workforce stated in an announcement issued to The Athletic. “MLB opened an investigation after learning of these allegations. The White Sox were not aware of the allegations or the investigation at the time of his signing. The White Sox will refrain from comment until MLB’s investigative process has reached its conclusion.”
The Padres stated in an announcement they’re “aware of MLB’s investigation and completely support their efforts under the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse policy. Due to the ongoing investigative process, we cannot comment any further at this time.”
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