KEY POINTS

  • MLB suspends Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway for sexual abuse allegations
  • Callaway can apply for reinstatement after the current season
  • Callaway may have a tough time getting a new job in the MLB

Major League Baseball (MLB) has conducted an investigation on an alleged sexual misconduct linked to now-former Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway, and it appears that the 46-year-old was found to have violated league policies.

Hence, the former New York Mets manager has now been placed on the ineligible list for the rest of the 2022 MLB season.

The decision was announced by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred upon the conclusion of the investigation.

The issue was first reported by The Athletic, and the MLB found that the ineligible tag was ruled as warranted.

Not long after this came out, the Angels stated their own and fired Callaway as a result of the findings. This means that he will have to wait until the end of the current MLB season for reinstatement.

Callaway issued the following statement following the verdict.

"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. I apologize to the women who shared with investigators any interaction that made them feel uncomfortable. To be clear, I never intended to make anyone feel this way and didn't understand that these interactions might do that or violate MLB policies. However, those are my own blind spots, and I take responsibility for the consequences,” part of Callaway’s statement read.

Five women from sports media came forward to accuse the practices of Callaway.

This involved inappropriate behavior that included Callaway sending shirtless photos and then requesting nude photos.

The issue was first made public on Feb. 1, but it appears the practice spanned through five years and with three different organizations.

Manfred also added that the three teams where Calaway was affiliated are cooperating with the Department of Investigations. That included providing internal emails and assistance in identifying eyewitnesses.

Manager Mickey Callaway Manager Mickey Callaway Photo: Getty Images | Jim McIsaac

Aside from the Angels and Mets, Callaway also served as a coach for the Cleveland Indians from 2013 to 2017.

Indians owner Paul Dolan, however, said that while he has yet to get details of the investigation, there were no findings against the Indians thus far, ESPN reported.