The Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday suspended Mickey Callaway amid allegations that their pitching coach made inappropriate advances in the past toward five women in sports media.
“This morning we suspended Mickey Callaway, and will work closely with MLB to conduct a full investigation,” the Angels said in a statement.
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) February 2, 2021
The former manager of the New York Mets reportedly sent shirtless photos to women, sent repeated invitations to meet with them and commented on their appearance. Callaway allegedly pushed his crotch near the face of one of the women while he was being interviewed.
The incidents reportedly happened during his time as manager of the Mets (2018 and 2019) and during his prior stint as pitching coach with the Cleveland Indians (2013-17).
None of the women’s names were published by The Athletic.
Asked for comment by The Athletic, Callaway wrote in an email, “Rather than rush to respond to these general allegations of which I have just been made aware, I look forward to an opportunity to provide more specific responses. Any relationship in which I was engaged has been consensual, and my conduct was in no way intended to be disrespectful to any women involved. I am married and my wife has been made aware of these general allegations.”
Callaway went 163-161 in his two seasons as manager of the Mets before being dismissed.
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