Former Major League Baseball Mets general manager Jared Porter has been shortlisted.
Porter will not be eligible to participate in at least the 2022 season, after which he will be allowed to apply for reinstatement.
The Mets fired 41-year-old Porter in January, shortly after he was accused of sending rude text messages to a female journalist while serving as Cubs Professional Scouting director for the 2016 season. Porter sent 62 clear, unanswered text messages to a reporter who came internationally to cover the MLB season. Originally hired by the Mets in December, Porter worked for only 37 days.
“After reviewing all the available evidence, I came to the conclusion that Mr. Porter violated MLB policy, and inclusion on the non-compliant list is guaranteed,” Manfred said. “We are committed to providing an appropriate work environment that is in line with our values for everyone involved in our game.
Prior to joining the Mets, Porter worked as a senior vice president and GM assistant at Diamondbacks. Both teams said they were unaware of Porter’s misconduct.
“It’s a wake-up call,” Alderson said after shooting Porter. “It’s a clear indication that something can be there in relation to almost everyone. And we need to do our best to know about this information.”
The Mets named Scott Scott as his acting general manager eight days after Porter was fired.