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Chewed tobacco he spat at his daughter
Despite the campaign against it, domestic violence in the Major Leagues continues to be very rampant.
Lawyers, who are familiar with the case of White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger, opined Friday that the 32-year-old gentleman is in danger of being sentenced to jail for a decade or more. And Major League Baseball has gotten involved in the process.
They believe that only an out-of-court settlement, based on money, with the accuser, Olivia Finestead, could save him from such a threat.
And it is that she, 24 years old, who has been his life partner, not only accuses him of having assaulted her several times, but also of often hitting a 10-month-old child and spitting on it with chewing tobacco.
Clevinger, who signed a contract with the Chicago club last year, for 12 million dollars for this 2023, pitched with the Padres in 2022, and left a record of 7-7, 4.33 in 23 appearances, 22 starts. In 2021 he couldn't pitch because he underwent Tommy John. His first five seasons in the Majors were with the Indians.
A shortstop for the Red Sox
The Red Sox received very bad news about their infielder, Trevor Story. The doctors diagnosed that an operation is essential to repair his right shoulder. By losing the Aruban, Xander Bogaerts, via free agent in Boston, the Padres hoped to place Story as shortstop.
Now, they hope that Puerto Rican from San Juan, Kiké Hernández, who has proven to be a tremendous utility, can take over that position.
"Of course I can. You'll see!" Kiké stressed.
At the same time, yesterday, Friday, executives from the Patirojos spoke with the agents of the Puerto Rican catcher, Roberto Pérez, 34, who was with the Pirates, but last year he only appeared in 21 games, because he underwent surgery on his left thigh.
Mets sign Tommy Pham
The Mets signed outfielder Tommy Phan, 34, for the 2023 season. And general manager Billy Eppler issued this statement:
“Tommy means another versatile right-handed hitter in our lineup. He is very adept at managing the strike zone and runs the bases very well. Players like him fit into any major league roster, at any time, even here at Citi Field."
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