2:25pm: The Padres supplied a press release to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN. “We’re conscious of MLB’s investigation and utterly assist their efforts beneath the Joint Home Violence, Sexual Assault and Youngster Abuse coverage. Because of the ongoing investigative course of, we can’t remark any additional right now.”
1:32pm: White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger is beneath investigation by Main League Baseball following allegations of home violence involving the mom of his 10-month-old daughter and little one abuse, per a report from Brittany Ghiroli and Katie Strang of The Athletic.
Per the report, Olivia Finestead, 24, has been involved with MLB’s Division of Investigations because the summer season. She says she has supplied them with particulars of incidents involving bodily, verbal and emotional abuse. In a single such incident, she says Clevinger choked her after which, two weeks later, slapped her in a lodge room and threw used chewing tobacco on their little one.
Clevinger was pitching for the Padres final yr when the alleged incidents came about. That membership has not supplied a remark to The Athletic in relation to this story.
In December, the White Sox signed Clevinger to a one-year deal for 2023. They’ve informed The Athletic they weren’t conscious of the allegations on the time of that signing. “Main League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox take any and all allegations very severely, and the White Sox are utterly supportive of the Joint Home Violence, Sexual Assault and Youngster Abuse coverage shared by MLB and the MLBPA,” the White Sox stated in a press release. “MLB opened an investigation after studying of those allegations. The White Sox weren’t conscious of the allegations or the investigation on the time of his signing. The White Sox will chorus from remark till MLB’s investigative course of has reached its conclusion.”
Beneath the provisions of the joint coverage, the league has the authority to concern self-discipline regardless whether or not the participant faces any legal cost or conviction.