By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Major League Baseball has placed former second baseman, Roberto Alomar, on their ineligible list. This stems from a sexual misconduct allegation that dates back to 2014.
Almost was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2011. He received 90% of the vote.
“At my office’s request, an independent investigation was conducted by an external legal firm to review an allegation of sexual misconduct reported by a baseball industry employee earlier this year involving Mr. Alomar in 2014,” MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement. “Having reviewed all of the available evidence from the now completed investigation, I have concluded that Mr. Alomar violated MLB’s policies, and that termination of his consultant contract and placement on MLB’s Ineligible List are warranted.
“We are grateful for the courage of the individual who came forward. MLB will continue to strive to create environments in which people feel comfortable speaking up without fear of recrimination, retaliation, or exclusion.”
Alomar is the first person added to the ineligible list since January 2020. Former Houston Astros assistant general manager Brandon Taubman was banned for making inappropriate comments towards female reporters in the team’s clubhouse. He was made ineligible by Manfred in 2020.
Taubman was able to apply for reinstatement after the 2020 World Series.
Alomar is the fifth person to be placed on the ineligible list by Manfred since 2015 when he took over as MLB Commissioner. Others placed on the ineligible list by Manfred include Jenrry Mejía, Chris Correa, John Coppolella.
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