MLB bans Alomar after sexual misconduct inquiry

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Roberto Alomar, who had been serving as a guide to Main League Baseball, has been positioned on the league’s ineligible record after an investigation right into a 2014 sexual misconduct allegation, whereas the Toronto Blue Jays, who had retired his quantity, additionally reduce ties with the 12-time All-Star.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred mentioned in an announcement Friday that an unbiased investigation by an exterior legislation agency was performed right into a baseball trade worker’s allegation made earlier this 12 months.

“Having reviewed all the accessible proof from the now accomplished investigation, I’ve concluded that Mr. Alomar violated MLB’s insurance policies, and that termination of his guide contract and placement on MLB’s Ineligible Record are warranted,” Manfred mentioned.

“We’re grateful for the braveness of the person who got here ahead. MLB will proceed to try to create environments through which folks really feel comfy talking up with out concern of recrimination, retaliation, or exclusion.”

MLB didn’t disclose additional particulars in regards to the incident.

In a tweet, Alomar mentioned that he was “disenchanted, stunned, and upset” but in addition that he understood MLB’s determination.

Legal professional Lisa Banks, who represents the girl who made the allegation in opposition to Alomar, launched an announcement in regards to the “courageous step” her consumer took and thanked MLB for taking motion.

“My consumer commends different baseball trade survivors who’ve come ahead, and who helped her really feel safer in sharing her personal horrible and life-altering expertise,” Banks mentioned.

Banks added that the girl didn’t plan to sue or take additional motion and that she “merely needs to make sure Mr. Alomar is held accountable for his wrongdoing.”

Alomar additionally misplaced his place as a Blue Jays particular assistant. The Blue Jays — for whom Alomar performed from 1991 to 1995, profitable two World Sequence titles — expressed help for MLB’s determination and mentioned they’d reduce all ties with Alomar. A banner honoring Alomar, whose No. 12 was retired by the workforce, might be faraway from the Rogers Centre, as will different acknowledgments of his Toronto profession, the Blue Jays mentioned.

The Baseball Corridor of Fame, to which Alomar was inducted in 2011, mentioned his enshrinement will stay in place.

“The Nationwide Baseball Corridor of Fame was shocked and saddened to study of the information being shared right now about Roberto Alomar,” Corridor of Fame chairman Jane Forbes Clark mentioned in an announcement. “When he was elected to the Corridor of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Affiliation of America within the Class of 2011, Alomar was an eligible candidate in good standing. His plaque will stay on show within the Corridor of Fame in recognition of his accomplishments within the sport, and his enshrinement displays his eligibility and the angle of the BBWAA voters at the moment.”

The Canadian Baseball Corridor of Fame and Museum mentioned it could not revoke his standing as an inductee however did ban him from future Corridor occasions and mentioned it could not be related to him or his basis.

Alomar performed for the San Diego Padres, Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks over a 17-year profession. He gained a World Sequence with the Blue Jays in 1992 and 1993 and was a 10-time Gold Glove winner at second base.

The Related Press contributed to this report.