White Sox RHP Mike Clevinger won't face discipline following MLB probe into abuse allegations


(Audacy) White Sox right-hander Mike Clevinger won't face any discipline following MLB’s investigation into allegations of domestic violence and child abuse by him, the league announced Sunday.

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Clevinger, 32, will voluntarily submit to evaluations by MLB and MLBPA joint treatment boards which cover domestic violence and “drugs of abuse,” and he has agreed to comply with any recommendations that board makes.

MLB released a statement on the decision.

This marks the close of the investigation.

Clevinger had been under investigation by MLB dating back to last summer while a member of the San Diego Padres, a probe that became public in January after a report in the Athletic detailed the accusations against him made by Olivia Finestead, the mother of one of his children.

Finestead posted a photo on Instagram on Jan. 24 that showed marks on her body which she alleged were from “when he threw an iPad at me pregnant” and “finally left when he strangled me.”

She also accused Clevinger of illegal drug use and that he once “threw chew spit on our baby.”

Clevinger, who signed a one-year, $12-million deal with the White Sox this past winter, reported to spring training in February and denied the allegations, pleading for the public to wait before rushing to judgment.

MLB’s decision came after Clevinger had pitched in a spring training B game against the Dodgers on Sunday. He's set to fill a spot at the back end of the White Sox's rotation.

Clevinger also released a statement via the MLBPA.

The White Sox released a statement as well.

“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 thorough, months-long investigation conducted by the commissioner’s office with respect to Mike Clevinger. Per the terms of the joint policy, the White Sox will not comment further on this matter.”

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