White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger charged with domestic violence and child abuse

The mother of Mike Clevinger’s 10-month-old daughter accuses the White Sox pitcher of domestic violence and child abuse.

On Tuesday, Olivia Finestead detailed her claims against Clevinger on her Instagram story, writing that the 32-year-old threw an iPad at her during her pregnancy, strangled her and threw used chewing tobacco at their child, adding photos of his alleged injuries occurred while Clevinger was a member of the Padres.

“You really deserve hell,” she added, “I’ve been silent for almost a year and you continue to secretly abuse your child, withhold ALL of his property, we have none of our business , still not even his birth certificate or his car seat attachment.He made sure to do everything to stay in control.

Finestead, 24, also told The Athletic that Clevinger slapped her in a hotel room when the Padres were playing the Dodgers in June. She also said the Jacksonville native was a “huge drug addict”, consuming shrooms and acid on a daily basis.

According to The Athletic, MLB is investigating Finestead’s allegations.

Olivia Finestead with her daughter.
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Mike Clevinger #52 of the San Diego Padres pitches in the first inning
The mother of Mike Clevinger’s 10-month-old daughter claims he choked and slapped her, and threw chewing tobacco at their child.
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Mike Clevinger pitches in the NLDS against the Dodgers on October 11, 2022.
Mike Clevinger pitches in the NLDS against the Dodgers on October 11, 2022.
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“We must fairly and completely 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.

The White Sox said in a statement to The Athletic that the team was unaware of the allegations against Clevinger when they signed him to a one-year, $12 million deal this offseason. Finestead wrote that she “can’t blame an organization for something they don’t know”.

“I hope @MLB does what it should and puts him in the required therapy, maybe even a little suspension (sic) so he can take the time to really think about why he’s abusing of his children and their mothers,” she added.

Finestead says she is in contact with other women Clevinger allegedly abused, sharing an alleged message from one and adding that he threatened the mother of his other children, girls born in 2016 and 2017 .

“Mike the star would apologize to ALL of your children and the mothers of your children,” Finestead wrote. “You are doing the opposite by continuing what you are doing behind lawyers, denying and lying. I gave you chances in private. You chose this.


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