According to a report by The Athletic on Monday, Angel’s pitching coach Mickey Callaway was charged by five women in the sports media industry with aggressive and indecent behavior, including sending inappropriate electronic messages. The allegations spanned at least five years and three teams. The five women continued
According to a report by The Athletic on Monday, Angel’s pitching coach Mickey Callaway was charged by five women in the sports media industry with aggressive and indecent behavior, including sending inappropriate electronic messages.
The allegations spanned at least five years and three teams. The five women spoke on condition not to be identified and shared their stories of Callaway’s undesirable advances. This included Callaway sending shirtless photos of herself and asking a journalist for nudes. He also allegedly told a reporter that he would give her inside information about the team if she went out for a drink. He “also moved his step closer to a reporter when she was interviewing him,” the report said.
Callaway, 45, was previously a pitching coach with the Indians from 2013 to 17 and manager of the Mets from 2018 to 19. He was hired by the Angels as a pitching coach ahead of the 2020 season.
The angels released a statement by club spokeswoman Marie Garvey.
“The reported behavior violates the values and guidelines of the Angels Organization. We take this very seriously and will conduct a full investigation with MLB.”
Major League Baseball also released a statement stating, “Mickey Callaway was never informed of allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior.”
The Indians issued the following statement: “We were made aware of the allegations in The Athletic for the first time tonight regarding Mickey Callaway’s conduct towards women. We are currently reviewing the matter internally and in consultation with Major League Baseball to determine appropriate next steps Our organization clearly does not condone this type of behavior. We want to create an inclusive work environment in which everyone, regardless of gender, can feel safe and comfortable doing their job. “
Callaway responded to an email from The Athletic regarding the allegations:
“Rather than quickly responding to these general allegations that I have just been made aware of, I look forward to the opportunity to provide more specific responses. Every relationship I have been involved in has been consensual, and my conduct should not be in any way disrespectful to the women involved. I am married and my wife has been made aware of these common allegations. “
The report comes less than two weeks after the Mets fired newly hired general manager Jared Porter for sending inappropriate text messages to a reporter.