Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins apologized for his role in hiring and promoting Mickey Callaway during their simultaneous tenures with the Cleveland Indians.

"I regret that," Atkins said Thursday, according to Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet. "As a leader, it's our responsibility to ensure that our staff feels safe, supported, and I deeply apologize to anyone who ever faced harassment or didn't feel comfortable to come forward."

While Atkins apologized, the executive stated he was not aware of Callaway's actions, Zwelling adds.

Callaway is under investigation after multiple journalists said he sexually harassed them. He's currently suspended from his role as the Los Angeles Angels' pitching coach but has denied any wrongdoing.