MLB investigating White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger after ex-partner accuses him of physical abuse

Major League Baseball is examining Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger for offenses of its domestic violence policy after the mom of among his kids implicated him of physical and psychological abuse towards herself and her kid.

The female in-depth circumstances of supposed physical abuse on her Instagram story and specified that Clevinger, 32, tossed a heap of utilized chewing tobacco at their kid.

An individual knowledgeable about the information verified to U.S.A. TODAY Sports that a continuous examination into Clevinger stays open, which the White Sox were uninformed of the claims when they signed Clevinger to a one-year, $12 million offer last month.

The individual talked to U.S.A. TODAY Sports on condition of privacy since the examination is continuous. The female’s claims were initially reported by The Athletic.

Clevinger might deal with a substantial suspension from MLB, even if no charges are submitted versus him, per the criteria of the league’s domestic-violence policy that was collectively worked out with the MLB Players’ Assn. Earlier this month, an arbitrator supported 194 video games of a 324-game suspension the league imposed versus pitcher Trevor Bauer, who dealt with several accusers and eventually was not charged criminally.

Mike Clevinger signed with the White Sox in December.

In her Instagram story, Clevinger’s ex-partner declares that the pitcher tossed an iPad at her while she was pregnant which she left after “he strangled me,” occurrences that would have happened while Clevinger belonged to the San Diego Padres. She has actually been working together with MLB detectives and recommends that police has actually been gotten in touch with after a previous occurrence.

U.S.A. TODAY does not determine declared victims of intimate partner violence without authorization.

“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 White Sox said in a statement to media outlets, including USA TODAY. “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.”

Clevinger pitched for the Padres from 2020-22 and debuted with Cleveland in 2016.

U.S.A. TODAY tried to call the female however did not instantly get remark.

This post initially appeared on U.S.A. TODAY: White Sox’s Mike Clevinger examined by MLB for domestic violence

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