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MLB Fires Corridor Of Famer Roberto Alomar Jr. Over Sexual Misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — Corridor of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar has been fired as a advisor by Main League Baseball and positioned on the league’s ineligible checklist after an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct.

Commissioner Rob Manfred introduced the firing Friday, saying in an announcement {that a} baseball trade worker reported an incident earlier this 12 months involving Alomar from 2014. The league employed an exterior authorized agency to research the matter.

“Having reviewed the entire out there proof from the now accomplished investigation, I’ve concluded that Mr. Alomar violated MLB’s insurance policies, and that termination of his advisor contract and placement on MLB’s ineligible checklist are warranted,” Manfred mentioned.

MLB mentioned it might not present additional particulars on the investigation to guard the person who got here ahead.

Alomar additionally misplaced his place as a particular assistant with the Toronto Blue Jays. The membership mentioned in an announcement it’s severing ties with Alomar instantly, together with eradicating him from their Stage of Excellence and taking down his banner from Rogers Centre.

Alomar mentioned on Twitter that he was “dissatisfied, shocked, and upset” by MLB’s resolution.

“With the present social local weather, I perceive why Main League Baseball has taken the place they’ve,” he wrote. “My hope is that this allegation may be heard in a venue that can enable me to handle the accusation immediately. I’ll proceed to spend my time serving to youngsters pursue their baseball goals. I cannot be making any additional remark right now.”

Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman of the Board on the Corridor of Fame, mentioned the Corridor was “shocked and saddened” by Alomar’s actions, however mentioned his plaque will stay on show. Alomar was inducted in 2011.

“His enshrinement displays his eligibility and the attitude of the BBWAA voters at the moment,” she mentioned in an announcement.

Alomar was a 12-time All-Star over 17 seasons with the San Diego Padres, Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks. He was referred to as a slick fielder, successful 10 Gold Gloves, and in addition for his mood — he infamously spat in umpire John Hirschbeck’s face, incomes a five-game ban in 1996.

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