Mickey Callaway, the (now former) pitching coach for the Anaheim Angels, has been suspended through the 2022 season, MLB announced today. Callaway can apply for reinstatement following the 2022 season.
Callaway, who had been suspended by the Angels on February 2, 2021, following a report from the Athletic about Callaway’s inappropriate sexual advances and harassment towards women media members, and additional women coming forward in the aftermath of the report, was fired by the Angels today after the announcement was made. The Angels reportedly were seeking to fire him for cause, and thus not owe him the remainder he was due under his contract, and felt they needed to wait for MLB to finish their investigation in order to be able to prevail legally in that regard.
Callaway was a journeyman major league pitcher who, after his playing days were over, spent time as the pitching coach for the Cleveland Indians, followed by a stint as manager for the New York Mets. Callaway’s antics were apparently an open secret around the game, which has led to questions about why several organizations chose to overlook or tolerate that behavior.