Roberto Alomar is vetoed by the Major Leagues

Alomar is fired and banned by the Major Leagues.

ANDl former Puerto Rican second baseman Roberto Alomar, a Hall of Famer, was fired as a major league adviser and placed on the ineligible list after an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct.

Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the firing on Friday, saying in a statement that earlier this year a baseball industry employee reported a 2014 incident. involving Alomar. The league hired an outside law firm to investigate the matter.

“After reviewing all the available evidence from the investigation, now concluded, I have determined that Mr. Alomar violated Major League Baseball policies and that the termination of his contract as a consultant and his inclusion on the Major League ineligible list are justified. “ Manfred stated.

Major League Baseball indicated that it would not offer more details about the investigation. in order to protect the person who brought the charge.

Alomar also lost his position as special assistant to the Toronto Blue Jays. The team announced in a statement that it was severing ties with Alomar immediately, including the withdrawal of his Level of Excellence award and his pennant at the Rogers Center.

Alomar said on Twitter that he was “surprised, disappointed and frustrated” by the major league decision.

“I understand why Major League Baseball has made the determination based on what happened,” he wrote. “My hope is that this accusation can be heard in the relevant forum and will allow me to address the accusation directly. I will continue to dedicate my time to helping children to chase your baseball dreams. I will not comment further at this time. “

Jane Forbes Clark, chair of the Board of the Hall of Fame, said the venue was “shocked and saddened” by Alomar’s actions, but He stated that his plaque will remain on display. Alomar was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.

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