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Major League Baseball has placed Mickey Callaway on the ineligible list after its investigation into the s*xual harassment allegations was completed.
Michael Christopher Callaway is a former American professional baseball pitcher and coach. He is the pitching coach for the Major League Baseball Los Angeles Angels. He played in MLB for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Anaheim Angels and Texas Rangers and in the KBO League for the Hyundai Unicorns. Wikipedia
“I have concluded that Mr. Callaway violated MLB policies, and that placement on the Ineligible List is warranted,” said MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred.
Callaway, 46, will no longer be the Angels’ pitching coach, the team said.
In February, five women, in an interview with The Athletic, gave detailed accounts of multiple instances of aggressive and inappropriate acts by Callaway over five years while he was employed by three teams.
How old is Mickey Callaway?
May 13, 1975 (age 46 years), Memphis, Tennessee, United States.
“Any relationship in which I was committed has been consensual, and my conduct was not intended to be disrespectful to any of the women involved. I am married and my wife has learned of these general allegations,” Callaway said in a statement to El Athletic when the allegations were first published.
Callaway is the second notable baseball employee found ineligible in recent weeks for harassing women; Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar received a similar punishment following an investigation into the allegations made against him. Meanwhile, former Mets general manager Jared Porter was fired after ESPN reported on him sending more than 60 consecutive text messages to a reporter, including a lewd image.
“My family and I fully support MLB’s strong stance against harassment and discrimination and are grateful to the Commissioner and his office for their thorough investigation,” Callaway said in a statement to ESPN. “I apologize to the women who shared with the researchers any interactions that made them feel uncomfortable. To be clear, I never intended to make anyone feel this way and I didn’t understand that these interactions could do that or violate MLB policies. However, those are my own blind spots and I take responsibility for the consequences.
My office has completed its investigation into the allegations of sexual harassment by Mickey Callaway. Having reviewed all available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Callaway violated MLB policies, and that placement on the Ineligible List is warranted. We want to thank the many individuals who cooperated with our Department of Investigations (DOI) in their work, which spanned Mr. Callaway’s positions in three different clubs. The Clubs that employed Mr. Callaway fully cooperated with the DOI, including sending emails and assisting in identifying key witnesses. Harassment has no place within Major League Baseball and we are committed to providing an appropriate work environment for everyone involved in our game.
Callaway will be listed immediately and will remain on the list until the 2022 season “at a minimum,” after which it will be eligible to apply for reinstatement.
Callaway was suspended by the Los Angeles Angels, where he was a pitching coach, in February after allegations of inappropriate behavior toward several women working in sports media.
Reports indicate that Cleveland, who employed Callaway as a pitching coach in 2013-17, tried to hide the allegations under the rug. Team president Chris Antonetti said “there were never any complaints against Mickey in his time with us, not to me or to our human resources department or other leaders,” although other team members have accused Antonetti of being evasive.
Before joining the Angels before the 2020 season, Callaway managed the New York Mets for two seasons. He was given that opportunity thanks to his success as pitching coach for the Cleveland franchise.