The Toronto Blue Jays have announced the team has terminated its consultant contract with Roberto Alomar as a result of sexual misconduct allegations made against him.
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says Alomar violated the league’s policies, following an investigation into allegations of an incident that occurred in 2014. “Based upon this conclusion and our review of the investigation’s findings, the Blue Jays are severing all ties with Alomar, effective immediately.”
Alomar released a statement shortly after the team made its announcement, in which he says he hopes to one day address the allegation publicly. “With the current social climate, I understand why Major League Baseball has taken the position they have,” he said in his statement. “My hope is that this allegation can be heard in a venue that will allow me to address the accusation directly.”
Alomar first played with the Toronto Blue Jays in 1990 and remained with the team for five years. He announced his retirement from playing professional baseball in the spring of 2005. He was inducted into the Blue Jays Level of Excellence in 2008 and was named as a special assistant to the organization in 2011.