“And I do not want to do anything that could harm the investigation. More importantly, we look forward to learning what that investigation reveals, so that we can make sure that we address everything in its entirety and not in one piece.
On Tuesday, Francona said there was no deliberate attempt to cover Callaway, who was with the Indians from 2010-17 – who served as pitch coach for five years – before he was hired as manager of the New York Mets.
Callaway has been suspended as pitch coach in Los Angeles, pending the outcome of MLB’s investigation.
Antonetti said he should have been the one to deliver the team’s message on Tuesday, and not Francona. He reiterated that the team is fully cooperating with the investigation.
In the latest story, the husband contacted a woman who had an extramarital affair with the Callaway Indians several times to complain about his behavior in 2017. Callaway told The Athletic that “every relationship I was involved in has been consistent, and the behavior was by no means meant to be disrespectful to the women involved. ″
An Indian employee told The Athletic that Callaway’s behavior was “the worst kept secret in the organization.”
Antonetti, who has been with Cleveland’s organization since 1999, said the team has already taken steps to “build an inclusive culture.”