Phillies sign Seranthony Domínguez to 2-year contract extension Clevinger reports as MLB probes domestic violence charges
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Phillies have signed right-hander Serantoni Dominguez to a two-year contract extension with a club option through 2025.
The terms of the deal were not immediately available.
The 28-year-old Dominguez played in a career-high 54 games in 2022, posting a 3.00 ERA with nine saves, a 1,137 BOOK and 61 strikeouts in 51 innings. He kept opponents at a .197 average. Dominguez went 2-0 with one save and a 1.69 ERA in nine playoff games for the National League champions.
A native of the Dominican Republic, Dominguez is 11-10 with 25 saves, a 3.14 ERA and 165 strikeouts in 135 games since starting his career with the Phillies in 2018.
Following Dominguez’s renewal, the Phillies have agreed terms with all players eligible for arbitration for the 2023 season.
GLENDALE, Arizona – Mike Clevinger told the Chicago White Sox about spring training by joining his new team amid an ongoing Major League Baseball investigation into allegations of domestic violence.
Clevinger addressed the team, apologizing for being distracted on the first day of camp. The pitcher also told reporters that he was confident that he would be rehabilitated.
“I trust the MLB process, I really do,” Clevinger said Wednesday. “I think there is a reason why I am sitting in front of you today. I’m just asking everyone to wait before rushing to judgment. Wait until the real facts come out, wait until the real evidence comes out, and then decide who you think I am.”
In December, 32-year-old Clevinger signed a one-year, $12 million contract with Chicago. The MLB investigation predates his deal with the White Sox.
Chicago general manager Rick Khan told reporters the team’s “only option” was to let the right-hander come to camp while waiting for the results of the MLB investigation. He said the team “could get better” in how it screens potential additions.
In an Instagram post on January 24, Olivia Feinstead said she was the mother of Clevinger’s child and stated that he fathered two other children who were not her children. She posted a photo of marks on her body with accompanying words claiming the injuries were “from him throwing an iPad at me, pregnant” and “finally left when he strangled me.”
“Mike Clevinger,” she added, “you really deserve hell, I was silent for almost a year, and you continue to secretly mock your baby.” She said that Clevinger “threw saliva at our child.”
The Associated Press generally does not identify victims of domestic violence or sexual assault unless they agree to name them or make their allegations public, as Feinstead did.