Callaway goes on MLB ineligible record after harassment probe

Former New York Mets supervisor Mickey Callaway was positioned on the ineligible record by Main League Baseball by way of a minimum of the tip of the 2022 season following an investigation of sexual harassment allegations

NEW YORK — Former New York Mets supervisor Mickey Callaway was suspended by Main League Baseball on Wednesday by way of a minimum of the tip of the 2022 season following an investigation of sexual harassment allegations.

Shortly after MLB’s announcement of the suspension, Callaway was fired by the Los Angeles Angels, who employed him as their pitching coach in October 2019. The Angels suspended him on Feb. 2 at first of MLB’s investigation.

Commissioner Rob Manfred didn’t launch particulars of what MLB’s probe decided, however stated in a press release “I’ve concluded that Mr. Callaway violated MLB’s insurance policies, and that placement on the ineligible record is warranted.”

In a report revealed on Feb. 1, The Athletic stated Callaway “aggressively pursued” a number of girls who work in sports activities media and despatched three of them inappropriate photographs.

Callaway despatched uninvited and generally unanswered messages to the ladies by way of electronic mail, textual content or social media and requested one to ship nude photographs in return, in keeping with the report. He typically commented on their look in a approach that made them uncomfortable and on one event “thrust his crotch close to the face of a reporter” whereas she interviewed him, The Athletic stated.

“We need to thank the many individuals who cooperated with our Division of Investigations of their work, which spanned Mr. Callaway’s positions with three completely different golf equipment,” Manfred stated. “The golf equipment that employed Mr. Callaway every totally cooperated with DOI, together with offering emails and aiding with figuring out key witnesses.”

Manfred stated as soon as the 2022 season ends, Callaway can apply for potential reinstatement.

Callaway, 46, was the Cleveland Indians’ pitching coach for 5 years earlier than managing the Mets from 2018-19. After he was fired by New York, he was employed by the Angels, who suspended him shortly earlier than the beginning of this season’s spring coaching.

“We admire Main League Baseball’s diligent investigation, and help their determination,” the Angels stated in a crew assertion.

Callaway spent the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season because the Angels’ pitching coach below new supervisor Joe Maddon. Bullpen coach Matt Clever has been serving because the pitching coach for the Angels, who started Wednesday with the majors’ worst crew ERA at 5.19.

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