The New York Mets have fired general manager Jared Porter after it emerged he sent explicit text messages to a female reporter.
Porter, hired this offseason by the New York franchise, admitted to sending a string of messages to the unnamed woman while a member of the Chicago Cubs in 2016.
And now owner Steven Cohen has confirmed he has relieved Porter of his duties citing "zero tolerance for this type of behaviour".
"We have terminated Jared Porter this morning," he said in a statement on Twitter. "In my initial press conference I spoke about the importance of integrity and I meant it. There should be zero tolerance for this type of behaviour."