Mickey Callaway allegations being investigated immediately by MLB

Major League Baseball is launching an immediate investigation into allegations that Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway, the former New York Mets manager, sent inappropriate text messages and pictures to female reporters and women in the sports media, a high-ranking official told USA TODAY Sports.

The person was granted anonymity because MLB has yet to publicly announce their investigation.

Callaway’s pursued at least five women while working with three different teams, according to a report by The Athletic.

It is the second time in two weeks that a high-ranking baseball official has been accused of sending inappropriate and lewd messages to a female reporter, with the Mets firing general manager Jared Porter two weeks ago.

Callaway, according to three of the women in The Athletic report, sent inappropriate photographs and requested that they send nude photos in return. He also sent unsolicited electronic messages and frequently commented on their appearance. One reporter said that Callaway thrust his crotch near her while being interviewed, and another said that he’d provide her inside information on the Mets if they got drunk together.

MLB is launching an investigation Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway

Callaway did not return a text message to USA TODAY Sports, but told The Athletic: “Rather than rush to respond to these general allegations of which I have just been made aware, I look forward to an opportunity to provide more specific responses. Any relationship in which I was engaged has been consensual, and my conduct was in no way intended to be disrespectful to any women involved. I am married and my wife has been made aware of these general allegations.”

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