The Mexican League’s Acereros de Monclova announced that Mickey Callaway has been hired to manage their winter league team, according to reports out of Mexico. This is Callaway’s first job in baseball since he was placed on MLB’s ineligible list last May, a ban that will last through the 2022 season.
Callaway was placed on the ineligible list and fired from his role as the Angels’ pitching coach following a league investigation into multiple charges of lewd behavior and sexual harassment. The Athletic’s Brittany Ghiroli and Katie Strang (in a pair of articles) reported and chronicled accusations leveled against Callaway by multiple women, including members of sports media and employees of Callaway’s past organizations. These accusations dated back over a decade to Callaway’s time as a coach in Cleveland’s minor league system, as well as his time with the Indians and Angels as major league pitching coach, and when he was managing the Mets from 2018-19.
Since the Mexican League isn’t affiliated with Major League Baseball, the Acereros were permitted to make the hiring. Callaway apply for reinstatement from MLB’s ineligible list following the 2022 season, but even if he is removed from the list, it seems very unlikely that any clubs would look to add him to their organization.