Major League Baseball has placed Mickey Callaway on the ineligible list at least through the end of the 2022 season, finally bringing an end to an investigation of the coach after he was accused of sexual harassment by numerous women in sports media prior to the 2021 season. Following the league’s ruling, the Angels officially terminated Callaway, who served as their pitching coach during the 2020 season. He had been suspended by the team since February, seemingly as the Angels waited for the investigation to be completed so he could be fired for cause.
News from MLB: Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway placed on league’s ineligible list through at least 2022 season. Here is the original story by @KatieStrang and @Britt_Ghiroli in which five women accused him of lewd behavior. https://t.co/pW4aCIhb0Y— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 26, 2021
The Angels have terminated Mickey Callaway’s employment with the organization.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) May 26, 2021
Despite The Athletic obtaining visual evidence of Callaway’s transgressions, he initially denied wrongdoing after the publication released an exposé telling the stories of five women who had received inappropriate text messages and photos from the veteran pitching coach and former Mets manager. The league’s investigation clearly went along with what was reported in the story, and Callaway apologized following Wednesday’s ruling.
Statement from Mickey Callaway: pic.twitter.com/GB4uht2Hss— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) May 26, 2021
Matt Wise, the Angels’ bullpen coach in 2020, has served as the interim pitching coach in Callaway’s absence this season. Dom Chiti has served as the interim bullpen coach.