CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Indians will conduct an internal review and consult with Major League Baseball after allegations of inappropriate behavior against ex-pitching coach Mickey Callaway came to light on Monday in a year Story of The Athletic.
In the story, five women describe a pattern of harassment and undesirable advances by Callaway, 45, dating back to his time in Cleveland. Callaway, the Los Angeles Angels pitching coach, left Cleveland after the 2017 season when he was hired to lead the New York Mets.
“We were made aware of the allegations in The Athletic for the first time this evening regarding Mickey Callaway’s behavior towards women,” a statement from the Indians said. “Our organization does not clearly condone this type of behavior. We want to create an inclusive work environment in which everyone, regardless of gender, can feel safe and comfortable to do their job. “
Callaway was sacked as manager in Queens after two seasons and a 163-161 record.
An MLB official told USA Today that the league is initiating an immediate investigation into the inappropriate text messages and images Callaway allegedly sent to reporters and women in the sports media, including at least one woman in Cleveland, as reported by The Athletic emerges.
The news follows the Mets who fired their recently appointed general manager, Jared Porter, two weeks ago after Porter was accused of sending inappropriate and lewd messages to a reporter.
Callaway worked for Cleveland for eight years, including five years as a pitching coach.
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