On Tuesday, while the baseball world was anxiously awaiting the results of the Hall of Fame voting, some unfortunate news came to light.
Chicago had signed him to a one-year, $12 million contract back in November.
With veteran Johnny Cueto ultimately signing with the Miami Marlins, the timing of the news is quite poor for the White Sox.
However, nobody appears to be panicking about the immediate effects on the team.
In fact, one White Sox insider commented that he didn’t need to see Clevinger pitch in a White Sox uniform.
I don't need to see Mike Clevinger pitch for the White Sox.
— Josh Nelson (@soxmachine_josh) January 24, 2023
And with the latest allegations, Clevinger may never pitch in a White Sox uniform.
Perhaps the White Sox have seen all they need to see, similarly to the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Trevor Bauer situation.
Clevinger may potentially receive a suspension for his alleged actions, which would create a hole in the starting rotation of the South Siders.
The White Sox could decide that they’ve already seen enough of Clevinger and pivot to some other options.
If the allegations are true, then Clevinger will be in some hot water with MLB.
They made an example of Bauer, giving him a 324-game suspension.
Though that was ultimately reduced to 194 games, a similar punishment could be on the way for Clevinger.