“I apologize to the women who shared with investigators any interaction that made them uncomfortable,” Callaway said in a statement today. “To be clear, I never intended to make anyone feel that way and I didn’t understand that these interactions could do so or violate MLB policies. However, these are my own blind spots and I take responsibility for the consequences. “
He added, “In my 25 years in professional baseball, I have never taken for granted the privilege of playing only a small part of this great game of ours. To say that I regret my past bad choices would be an understatement. I still have hopes that I can return to baseball once eligible at the end of next season, but for now I plan to work on my own shortcomings and repair the damage I have caused to my colleagues and, in particular , to my family.
Callaway has been married for almost 20 years and has two children.
Another major embarrassment for the Angels is Callaway’s dismissal. Their former communications director has been indicted by a federal grand jury for his role in the 2019 overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who overdosed in a hotel room in Texas.