Roberto Alomar, who previously served as an advisor to Major League Baseball, was placed on the league’s ineligible list after a 2014 investigation into allegations of misconduct.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement on Friday that an independent investigation by an outside law firm took place in allegations made by employees in the baseball industry.
“By reviewing all available evidence from the now completed investigation, I have concluded that Mr. Alomar violated MLB’s policies and the termination of his advisory contract and his inauguration list. That MLB is a guarantee, ‘Manfred said.
“We are grateful for the courage of each person moving forward. MLB will continue to strive to create an environment where people feel comfortable speaking up without fear of defamation, retaliation or exclusion.”;
The MLB did not disclose further details about the incident.
In a tweet, Alomar said he was “disappointed, surprised and upset” but he also understood the MLB’s decision.
My order: pic.twitter.com/4AXQeDH6vd
– Roberto Alomar (@Robbiealomar) April 30, 2021
Alomar also lost a title as Toronto Blue Jays Special Assistant.The Blue Jays, where Alomar played from 1991 to 1995, won two World Series titles, expressed support for the MLB’s decision and said they would cut ties with Alomar. The banner pays homage to Alomar, whose No. 12 was stripped by the team, will be removed from the Rogers Center, as well as other perceptions of his Toronto career, the Blue Jays said.
The Baseball Hall of Fame, where Alomar was appointed in 2011, said his adornment will remain in place.
“The National Baseball Hall of Fame is shocked and saddened to hear the news shared today about Roberto Alomar,” Hall of Fame President Jane Forbes Clark said in a statement. “When he was elected to the 2011 edition of the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Alomar was a qualified candidate in good standing. His success in His game and beauty reflect his qualities and the views of the BBWAA voters at the time. “
Alomar has played for the San Diego Padres, Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, New York Mets, Chicago White Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks over a 17-year career. He has won World Series awards with the Blue Jays in 1992 and 1993 and is a Win Gold Glove 10 times at second base and All-Star 12 times.