Major League Baseball is investigating domestic violence and animal abuse allegations against free-agent reliever Sam Dyson, according to reports by The San Francisco Chronicle and The Athletic.
Alexis Blackburn, whom The Chronicle identified as Dyson's girlfriend, posted two Instagram messages that alleged mental and physical abuse on Monday. She did not name Dyson in the posts.
In a statement on Tuesday, Major League Baseball said, “We are aware of the matter and looking into it.”
Dyson, 31, is recovering from shoulder surgery and expected to miss the 2020 season. The San Francisco Giants traded him to the Minnesota Twins on July 31; he has also pitched for the Toronto Blue Jays, Miami Marlins and Texas Rangers over his eight-year career.
According to The Chronicle and The Athletic, league representatives are planning to interview Blackburn regarding her Instagram posts.
On an Instagram account for the couple's cat, Snuckles, Blackburn posted a photo of a smashed box that Snuckles would use. She wrote: "As you can see in the second photo, someone I trusted with my safety, protection and love did the unthinkable while I was inside the box."
On her own account, she wrote: "I’ve allowed myself to use the word ‘sorry’ in every conversation whether I did something wrong or not. I’ve allowed myself to ignore red flags and bad in people because I loved them."
Source: Read Full Article