Francona: No one covered up for Callaway

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CLEVELAND (AP) Indians manager Terry Francona said no one in the Cleveland organization "covered up" for former pitching coach Mickey Callaway, who is under investigation by Major League Baseball following allegations of sexual harassment.

In a story Tuesday, The Athletic reported that 12 current and former Indians employees have come forward in the last month to say the Indians were aware of Callaway's inappropriate behavior while he was their pitching coach from 2013-17.

"Nobody's ever deliberately covered up for anybody, I can tell you that," Francona said on a Zoom call from the team's spring training complex in Goodyear, Arizona.

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