Callaway is placed on MLB ineligible list after harassment investigation
NEW YORK (AP) – Former New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway was suspended by Major League Baseball at least Wednesday until the end of the 2022 season following an investigation into allegations of harassment sexual.
Commissioner Rob Manfred did not disclose details of what the MLB investigation determined, but said in a statement: “I have concluded that Mr. Callaway violated MLB policies and that the placement on the ineligible list is justified.
In a February 1 report, The Athletic said Callaway had “aggressively pursued” several women who work in sports media and sent three of them inappropriate photos.
Callaway sent uninvited and sometimes unanswered messages to the women via email, text or social media and had one of them send nude photos in return, according to the report. He often commented on their appearance in a way that made them uncomfortable and, on one occasion, “pushed his crotch close to a reporter’s face” as she interviewed him, The Athletic said.
“We would like to thank the many people who cooperated with our Investigations Department in their work, which covered Mr. Callaway’s positions at three different clubs,” Manfred said. “The clubs that employed Mr. Callaway each cooperated fully with DOI, including providing emails and helping identify key witnesses. “
Manfred has said that once the 2022 season is over, Callaway can apply for a possible reinstatement.
Callaway, 46, was the Cleveland Indians pitching coach for five years before leading the Mets from 2018-19. After being sacked by New York, he was hired in October 2019 as a pitching coach. of the Los Angeles Angels, who suspended him on February 2.