One month after pitching coach Mickey Callaway was suspended by the Angels after allegations of inappropriate behavior towards, and harassment of, five different women, new allegations were reported on Tuesday.
The Athletic reported that even more women have come forward since the Feb. 1 report, saying Callaway “made them uncomfortable by sending them inappropriate messages and/or photos, making unwanted advances and more while they worked for the Indians,” and that Cleveland knew about the allegations despite previous assertions otherwise.
The Angels suspended Callaway on Feb. 2, with a team spokesperson saying the team would “work closely with MLB to conduct a full investigation.” That investigation is still ongoing.
The Mickey Callaway investigation is being handled by Major League Baseball, not the Angels, sources said. It is ongoing, but no word yet on when it might be wrapped up.— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) March 2, 2021
Angels manager Joe Maddon, who on the first day of spring training said he could not comment on Callaway because of the ongoing investigation, did the same on Tuesday with beat reporters.
Joe Maddon said he still cannot comment on Mickey Callaway in light of today’s report in The Athletic. Said it’s still an ongoing investigation.— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) March 2, 2021
Angels interim pitching coach Matt Wise could be able to rejoin the team as soon as tomorrow. He hasn't been at camp since testing positive for COVID-19 on Feb. 20— Jack Harris (@Jack_A_Harris) March 2, 2021
When contacted Monday, Callaway responded via email: “While much of the reporting around my behavior has been inaccurate, the truth is that on multiple occasions I have been unfaithful to my wife, and for that I am deeply sorry. What I have never done is use my position to harass or pressure a woman. I am confident that I have never engaged in anything that was non-consensual. I feel truly blessed that my wife and children have stuck with me as the most personal and embarrassing details of my infidelities have been revealed. I will continue to work as hard as I can to repair the rift of trust that I have caused inside of my family.”
So for now, Callaway remains employed by the Angels, though suspended, as we wait on MLB to complete its investigation.