Mike Clevinger of the White Sox responds to allegations of domestic and child abuse: "Wait till there is concrete proof,"

Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Clevinger addressed the MLB investigation as he faces domestic violence and child abuse allegations.

Mike Clevinger of the White Sox responds to allegations of domestic and child abuse: "Wait till there is concrete proof,"

Mike Clevinger, a pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, arrived to spring training on Wednesday and addressed the serious allegations of child and domestic abuse against him.

Major League Baseball is looking into Clevinger, who expressed confidence that he will be cleared.

"I trust the process from MLB, I really do," he said. "I think there’s a reason I’m sitting in front of you today. I’m just asking everyone to wait before they rush to judgment. Wait until the actual facts are out there, wait until there’s actual evidence, and then make your decision on who you think I am."

The allegations surfaced on Jan. 24 when a woman named Olivia Finestead posted on her Instagram alleging that she was the mother of Clevinger’s child and claimed he fathered two other children who were not hers. She posted a photo of marks on her body with accompanying words that alleged the injuries were "from when he threw an iPad at me pregnant" and "finally left when he strangled me."

"Mike Clevinger you really deserve hell I’ve kept quiet now for almost a year and you continue to covertly abuse your infant," she said, adding the pitcher "threw chew spit on our baby."

The righty signed a one-year, $12 million deal in December. MLB’s probe reportedly predated his agreement with the team.

"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," the team said in a statement to The Athletic. "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."

In August 2020, Clevinger broke COVID-19 protocols while playing with Cleveland and was placed on the team's restricted list. Later that month, he was traded to San Diego. He underwent Tommy John surgery after that season, and returned to appear in 23 games (22 starts) in 2022.

From 2017 to 2020, Clevinger pitched to a 2.96 ERA, striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings – however, this past season, his ERA shot up to 4.33 with a 7.2 K/9, both the worst marks since his rookie season in 2016.

The news of the investigation comes less than a month after Clevinger's former teammate, Trevor Bauer, was reinstated after serving a 194-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse policy.

The Associated Press and Fox News’ Ryan Morik contributed to this report.