Cleveland manager Terry Francona has addressed a new report that the team was aware of complaints about Mickey Callaway's alleged behavior during his time with the organization.
"Right now is just not the right time to respond to some of the questions I'm sure you have," Francona told reporters on Tuesday. "I do hope at some point, we are able to, because I think we need to. Just know that we take this very, very seriously. I apologize, but that's where it is today. Nobody's ever deliberately covered up for anybody, I can tell you that."
Per Brittany Ghiroli and Katie Strang of The Athletic, several key members of Cleveland's front office and coaching staff, including Francona, team president Chris Antonetti and general manager Mike Chernoff, were aware of allegations of harassment against Callaway in 2017.