WHITE SOX player Mike Clevinger is reportedly under investigation by MLB for domestic violence and child abuse.
The former Cleveland pitcher, 32, signed a one-year deal with the Chicago organization in early December.
According to reports in The Athletic, Clevinger is being investigated after claims were made by his partner Olivia Finestead.
Per the report, she alleges violence and abuse occurred last summer when Clevinger was a member of the San Diego Padres.
Finestead, 24, made public her allegations early on Tuesday via her Instagram page.
She wrote: “I hope the @MLB does what they should and puts him in required therapy maybe even a small suspensions [sic] so he can take time out to really think about why he abuses his kids and their mothers.”
The couple shares a 10-month-old daughter.
Finestead alleges “physical, verbal and emotional abuse,” including an incident where she was “choked” by Clevinger last June.
She also alleges that Clevinger threw an iPad at her when she was pregnant.
In a statement to the Athletic, the White Sox confirmed that they were not aware of the allegations when Clevinger joined the team.
The statement read: “Major League Baseball and the Chicago White Sox take any and all allegations very seriously, and the White Sox are completely supportive of the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse policy shared by MLB and the MLBPA.
“MLB opened an investigation after learning of these allegations.
“The White Sox were not aware of the allegations or the investigation at the time of his signing.
“The White Sox will refrain from comment until MLB’s investigative process has reached its conclusion.”
Per the report, a statement from the Padres continued: “[We are] aware of MLB’s investigation and completely support their efforts under the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse policy.
“Due to the ongoing investigative process, we cannot comment any further at this time.”
Clevinger’s agent, Seth Levinson, provided a statement to The Athletic.
Levinson said: “We need to fairly and thoroughly protect our client and at the same time be respectful of the White Sox and MLB. We need time before responding.”
Over his six years in the league, he owns a career 3.39 ERA.