No sanction against pitcher accused of domestic violence

No penalty against pitcher accused of domestic violence


Major League Baseball has decided not to impose penalties on Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger in connection with allegations of domestic abuse. 

The major leagues made the announcement in a statement on Sunday, after holding an investigation. 

“The commissioner's office has closed the investigation. Unless new information or evidence is received, the commissioner's office will not discipline Mr. Clevinger in connection with these allegations,” Major League Baseball wrote in its missive.

The On January 24, Olivia Finestead, the mother of one of Clevinger's daughters, accused him of strangling her and taking several other abusive actions, as well as throwing chewing tobacco at her daughter. , who was 10 months old at the time of the incident. She also posted a photo on her Instagram account of a bruise she allegedly got after the 32-year-old threw an iPad at her.

“I'm glad Major League Baseball has wrapped up its investigation, responded Clevinger in a press release. I have nothing to hide and I have fully cooperated with the major leaguers.”

“This situation has been stressful for my family members and I thank them for their strength and support. I've asked everyone not to rush to judgment until Major League Baseball's investigation is complete and I appreciate everyone who believed in me, including the White Sox organization and my teammates. I'm looking forward to the 2023 season and I want to help the White Sox win a championship this year.”

Clevinger has signed a one-year, $12 million contract with the Chicago organization last December.