White Sox’s Mike Clevinger expects to be present as spring training begins amid investigation: source
When the White Sox spring training opens to the media on Wednesday morning, Mike Clevinger, who is signed as a free agent, is expected to be in attendance.
A high-profile source, who was granted anonymity so he could speak freely, confirmed this the athlete‘s Ken Rosenthal said the ongoing investigation into Clevinger’s domestic violence and child abuse allegations is unlikely to be completed by the time spring training opens, nor will the veteran pitcher be placed on administrative leave.
News of the allegations against Clevinger first broke last month when the MLB investigation into his alleged conduct was reported the athlete‘s Brittany Ghiroli and Katie Strang. But the allegations and the league’s investigation stem from last summer, when Clevinger was fielding for the San Diego Padres.
In other cases — such as allegations against Trevor Bauer, Marcell Ozuna and Starlin Castro — MLB has put players on leave to keep them from attending games while investigations were complete. But a major league source suggested so the athlete This administrative leave is typically used in response to new information and allegations.
In that case, Clevinger threw the remainder of the 2022 season with the Padres and into the playoffs while MLB investigated the allegations.
Under the joint MLB-MLBPA Policy on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse, the Office of the MLB Commissioner has sole authority to discipline players for violating the policy unless it delegates authority to the team. For the White Sox, that likely means waiting for word from the commissioner’s office until the investigation is complete, which will follow.
Meanwhile, Clevinger prepares for the season with his new team.
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