This afternoon, via Brittany Grihol of The Athletic, it was revealed that new White Sox right-hander Mike Clevinger is under MLB investigation for domestic violence and child abuse. The full story is available at the link in the following tweet.
The White Sox are no strangers to controversy recently, as before the organization agreed to terms with Tony La Russa on his original contract as White Sox’ manager, they were made aware of a second DUI that had occurred and that La Russa would appear in court for. This follows a string of minor league incidents related to Omar Vizquel and, last season, Charlotte Knights manager Wes Helms, who was put on indefinite leave last season.
As more information becomes available, we will continue to provide updates in this article.
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Cheap words from a cheap organization….
Trevor Bauer: “the People are unable to prove the relevant charges beyond a reasonable doubt,” Deputy District Attorney Fernanda Barreto wrote at the time. Baseball decided otherwise.
Mike Clevinger: Nothing from law enforcement that I am publicly aware of, but baseball will investigate and decide.
An investigation convened ad hoc.