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MLB is investigating Clevinger for domestic violence and child abuse allegations

MLB is investigating Clevinger for domestic violence and child abuse allegations

(KGTV) – Former San Diego Padre and current Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger is being investigated by Major League Baseball in light of allegations of domestic violence and child abuse made against him by the mother of his little daughter

The details of the investigation and the allegations against Clevinger, 32 were first reported by The Athletic on Tuesday.

A 24-year-old woman who shares a 10-month-old daughter with Clevinger told The Athletic that she had been in contact with MLB’s Department of Investigation since the summer of 2022 and reported incidents of abuse. .

In an incident she said happened in June 2022, the woman claimed Clevinger choked her. He also told The Athletic that Clevinger, in another incident two weeks later, “slapped her in a hotel room when the team was playing the Dodgers and threw used chewing tobacco at her son.

The Athletic reached out to Clevinger via text for comment, but his agent responded with this text in the post: “We must fairly and fully protect our client while also being respectful of the White Sox and MLB. We need time before we respond.”

Clevinger signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in December 2022 after spending the past two and a half seasons with the Padres. San Diego acquired Clevinger from Cleveland in a three-team deal at the 2020 trade deadline.

Padres officials did not immediately respond to The Athletic’s request for comment.

The White Sox issued this statement to The Athletic: “Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox take all allegations very seriously, and the White Sox fully support the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Shared Child Abuse Policy by MLB and the MLBPA. 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 the process of MLB’s investigation has reached its conclusion.”





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