Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger avoided discipline after Major League Baseball investigated him for domestic and child abuse.
MLB said Sunday that league officials interviewed more than 15 people and reviewed documents and electronic records as part of their investigation into the claims. MLB decided not to discipline Clevinger.
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Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Mike Clevinger works out during spring training, Feb. 15, 2023, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
“The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball has concluded its investigation into the allegations against Mike Clevinger of the Chicago White Sox,” MLB said. “The comprehensive investigation included interviews with more than 15 individuals, in addition to Mr. Clevinger and the complainant, as well as a review of available documents, such as thousands of electronic communications records. The Commissioner’s Office has closed this investigation and, absent new information or evidence, the Commissioner The office will not discipline Mr. Clevinger in connection with these allegations.
“Moving forward, Mr. Clevinger has voluntarily agreed to submit to joint treatment committee evaluations in accordance with collective bargaining policies and to comply with any of the boards’ recommendations. MLB will continue to make support services available to Mr. Clevinger, his family and others involved in the investigation. “.
Mike Clevinger reported to spring training after signing a one-year deal with Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt York)
The White Sox said in a statement that they accepted the decision.
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“The Chicago White Sox respect that the joint policies of MLB and the MLBPA govern this matter,” the team said. “We accept the conclusion of the Commissioner’s Office’s months-long thorough investigation into Mike Clevinger. Under the terms of the joint policy, the White Sox will not comment further on this matter.”
Clevinger reported for spring training last month after signing a one-year deal with Chicago. He said he would be exonerated in due time.
The allegations came to light on January 24 when a woman named Olivia Finestead posted on her Instagram that she was the mother of Clevinger’s children and that she had two other children that were not her own. He posted a photo of the marks on her body, along with the words that the injuries were from “he threw an iPad at me when I was pregnant” and “when he finally choked me he left.”
“Mike Clevinger you really deserve hell. Now I’ve been silent for almost a year and you continue to secretly abuse your child,” she said, adding that the pitcher “blew the whistle on our child.”
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Mike Clevinger during photo day at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona. (Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA Today Sports)
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The righty signed a one-year, $12 million deal in December. MLB’s investigation reportedly predated his deal with the team.
Ryan Gaydos is the editor-in-chief of Fox News Digital.