Major League Baseball (MLB) announced that the league has placed former Mets general manager Jared Porter on the ineligible list for the 2022 season for harassing a female reporter in 2016.
"Having reviewed all of the available evidence, I have concluded that Mr. Porter violated MLB's policies, and that placement on the Ineligible List is warranted. We are committed to providing an appropriate work environment consistent with our values for all those involved in our game," said commissioner Rob Manfred.
In 2016, Porter was the Chicago Cubs director of pro scouting when he sent explicit and lewd messages to a foreign female reporter.
Porter reportedly sent a string of 62 consecutive unanswered text messages to the woman and a picture of his genitals.
The reporter later left the country and said that she quit because of Porter's actions.
After Porter's actions were found out, the Mets decided to fire him and said they were unaware of his behavior when they hired him.
Mets president of baseball operations Sandy Alderson said the incident was a wake-up call for the team.