‘I was looking forward to the new season… ’
Veteran pitcher Mike Clevinger (33, Chicago White Sox) is under investigation by the Major League (MLB) Secretariat. ESPN, an American sports media, reported on the 25th (Korean time) that “Clevinger is accused of violating the MLB domestic violence policy.” The person who exposed Clevinger’s domestic violence was the victim, Olivia Feinstedra. She is a 24-year-old woman with a 10-month-old daughter she had with Clevinger.
Feinstead has been in contact with the MLB secretariat since last summer. It was at this meeting that Clevinger reportedly detailed the physical and psychological violence he had done to him and his daughter. She also presented related photos. According to it, Clevinger not only committed violent acts such as beating and strangling a woman at the hotel, but also picked up and threw a piece of chewing tobacco at his daughter. “(Clevinger) must go to hell,” Feinsted wrote on her social media account. He kept silent for nearly a year, but rather continued to abuse the child.” 안전놀이터
Clevinger made his big league debut in the 2016 season wearing a Cleveland Indians (now Guardians) uniform. He went 51-30 with a 3.39 earned run average in 128 career games (114 starts). He was traded to the San Diego Padres midway through the 2020 season. He went 7-7 with a 4.33 earned run average in 23 games last season. “We are aware that MLB is investigating,” San Diego said in a statement. I support MLB’s efforts. We cannot comment further on the ongoing investigation.”
The most embarrassing is the White Sox. He signed a one-year, $12 million contract with Clevinger offseason. It is known that he was not aware of this matter in advance. The MLB Secretariat has strict standards regarding domestic violence. Due to this bad news, there is a possibility that Clevinger cannot be used properly this season. The White Sox issued a statement saying, “The club takes all allegations very seriously. I fully support the domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse policies shared by MLB and the players union.”