Mike Clevinger’s 10-month-old daughter has accused the White Sox pitcher of domestic violence and child abuse
Mike Clevinger, a pitcher for the White Sox, has been accused of domestic violence and child abuse by his daughter’s mother, who has had the child for 10 months. On Tuesday, Olivia Finestead posted a lengthy Instagram story in which she accused Clevinger, 32, of abusing their kid, including strangling the pregnant Finestead and throwing used chewing tobacco on their infant. She also included pictures of the injuries she says she sustained from Clevinger while he was with the Padres last year.
“You really deserve hell,” she wrote, “I’ve kept quiet for almost a year and you continue to covertly abuse your infant, withhold ALL of her belongings, we have none of our stuff, still not even her birth certificate or her car seat attachment. He’s made sure to do everything he can to keep things under control.
Finestead, now 24, told The Athletic that during the June Padres-Dodgers series, Clevinger smacked her in a hotel room. She further claimed that the Florida native is a “huge drug addict,” who often consumes mushrooms and acid.
The Athletic reports that MLB is looking into Finestead’s accusations.
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“We need to fairly and thoroughly protect our client and at the same time be respectful of the White Sox and MLB,” Clevinger’s agent, Seth Levinson, wrote in a text message to the outlet. “We need time before responding.”
In a statement provided to The Athletic, the White Sox said they were unaware of the charges against Clevinger when they signed him to a 12-million-dollar contract for one season in early December. Finestead claimed that “you can’t criticize an organization for something they don’t know.”
“I hope the MLB does what they should and puts him in required therapy, maybe even a small suspension, so he can take time out to really think about why he abuses his kids and their mothers,” she added.