Roberto Alomar, 53, is fired by MLB following investigation into 2014 sexual misconduct claim

Hall of Famer and 12-time All-Star Roberto Alomar has been terminated as a MLB consultant and placed on the league’s ineligible list following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct from 2014.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced his decision in a statement on Friday, saying he concluded Alomar, 53, was in violation of the league rules based on an independent investigation.

‘Having reviewed all of the available evidence from the now completed investigation, I have concluded that Mr. Alomar violated MLB’s policies, and that termination of his consultant contract and placement on MLB’s Ineligible List are warranted,’ Manfred said in the statement.

The alleged victim in the case is being identified only as a ‘baseball industry employee.’

Hall of Famer and 12-time All-Star Roberto Alomar has been terminated as a MLB consultant and placed on the league's ineligible list following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct from 2014

Hall of Famer and 12-time All-Star Roberto Alomar has been terminated as a MLB consultant and placed on the league's ineligible list following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct from 2014

Hall of Famer and 12-time All-Star Roberto Alomar has been terminated as a MLB consultant and placed on the league’s ineligible list following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct from 2014

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced his decision in a statement on Friday, saying he concluded Alomar, 53, was in violation of the league rules based on an independent investigation

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced his decision in a statement on Friday, saying he concluded Alomar, 53, was in violation of the league rules based on an independent investigation

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced his decision in a statement on Friday, saying he concluded Alomar, 53, was in violation of the league rules based on an independent investigation

Roberto Alomar #12 of the Toronto Blue Jays slides into the base against the New York Yankees during a Major League Baseball game circa 1995 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Alomar played for the Blue Jays in 1991-9

Roberto Alomar #12 of the Toronto Blue Jays slides into the base against the New York Yankees during a Major League Baseball game circa 1995 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. Alomar played for the Blue Jays in 1991-9

Roberto Alomar #12 of the San Diego Padres poses for this portrait prior to the start of a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants circa 1990 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Alomar played for the Padres from 1988-90

Roberto Alomar #12 of the San Diego Padres poses for this portrait prior to the start of a Major League Baseball game against the San Francisco Giants circa 1990 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. Alomar played for the Padres from 1988-90

After starting his career in San Diego (right), Alomar was traded to Toronto, where he won a pair of World Series and established himself as one of the best second baseman in baseball 

Further information about the allegations against Alomar are not known at this time, but in his own statement, the retired second baseman said he was 'disappointed surprised, and upset.' Alomar, however, did stress that he understood MLB's decision

Further information about the allegations against Alomar are not known at this time, but in his own statement, the retired second baseman said he was 'disappointed surprised, and upset.' Alomar, however, did stress that he understood MLB's decision

Further information about the allegations against Alomar are not known at this time, but in his own statement, the retired second baseman said he was ‘disappointed surprised, and upset.’ Alomar, however, did stress that he understood MLB’s decision

‘We are grateful for the courage of the individual who came forward,’ Manfred’s statement continued. ‘MLB will continue to strive to create environments in which people feel comfortable speaking up without fear of recrimination, retaliation, or exclusion.’

Alomar had been working as a consultant for MLB in his native Puerto Rico. 

Further information about the allegation against Alomar is not known at this time, but in his own statement, the retired second baseman said he was ‘disappointed surprised, and upset.’

Alomar, however, did stress that he understood MLB’s decision.

‘With the current social climate, I understand why Major League Baseball has taken the position they have,’ Alomar said in a statement posted on Twitter. ‘My hope is that this allegation can be heard in a venue that will allow me to address the accusation directly. I will continue to spend my time helping kids pursue their baseball dreams.

‘I will not be making any further comment at this time.’

One of Alomar's former teams, the Toronto Blue Jays, have already cut ties with him while expressing support for Manfred's decision

One of Alomar's former teams, the Toronto Blue Jays, have already cut ties with him while expressing support for Manfred's decision

One of Alomar’s former teams, the Toronto Blue Jays, have already cut ties with him while expressing support for Manfred’s decision

A member of one of baseball's most famous families, Roberto Alomar (left, in 1990) is the son of another MLB second baseman, Sandy Alomar Sr. (center), and the brother of longtime Cleveland Indians catcher, Sandy Alomar Jr. (right)

A member of one of baseball's most famous families, Roberto Alomar (left, in 1990) is the son of another MLB second baseman, Sandy Alomar Sr. (center), and the brother of longtime Cleveland Indians catcher, Sandy Alomar Jr. (right)

A member of one of baseball’s most famous families, Roberto Alomar (left, in 1990) is the son of another MLB second baseman, Sandy Alomar Sr. (center), and the brother of longtime Cleveland Indians catcher, Sandy Alomar Jr. (right)

One of Alomar’s former teams, the Toronto Blue Jays, has already cut ties with him while expressing support for Manfred’s decision.

‘Based upon [MLB’s] conclusion and our review of the investigation’s findings, the Blue Jays are severing all ties with Alomar, effective immediately,’ read the statement from Toronto. 

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred (pictured) announced his decision on Friday

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred (pictured) announced his decision on Friday

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred (pictured) announced his decision on Friday 

A member of one of baseball’s most famous families, Alomar is the son of another MLB second baseman, Sandy Alomar Sr., and the brother of longtime Cleveland Indians catcher, Sandy Alomar Jr.

During his distinguished playing career, Alomar was named an All-Star 12 times, he won 10 Gold Glove awards, and had his No. 12 retired in Toronto.

He was ultimately inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.

Alomar’s plaque will remain on display in Cooperstown, the institution said in a statement on Friday.

‘The National Baseball Hall of Fame was shocked and saddened to learn of the news being shared today about Roberto Alomar,’ the Hall said in a statement. 

‘When he was elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in the Class of 2011, Alomar was an eligible candidate in good standing. His plaque will remain on display in the Hall of Fame in recognition of his accomplishments in the game, and his enshrinement reflects his eligibility and the perspective of the BBWAA voters at that time.’

Alomar acknowledges the fans during pre-game ceremonies honoring the club's back-to-back World Series championships in 1992 and 1993 before the start of MLB game action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre on August 11, 2018

Alomar acknowledges the fans during pre-game ceremonies honoring the club's back-to-back World Series championships in 1992 and 1993 before the start of MLB game action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre on August 11, 2018

Alomar acknowledges the fans during pre-game ceremonies honoring the club’s back-to-back World Series championships in 1992 and 1993 before the start of MLB game action against the Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre on August 11, 2018

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