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Mets fire Porter after 38 days for explicit texts in 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Jared Porter lasted just 38 days as New York Mets general manager, fired for cause Tuesday about nine hours after ESPN reported he sent sexually explicit, uninvited text messages and images to a female reporter in 2016 while he was working for the Chicago Cubs.

Sandy Alderson, who returned as Mets president when Steven Cohen bought the team on Nov. 6, said he was stunned by the report. Alderson said baseball clubs may have to rethink the depth of hiring background checks, although he cautioned information of this age and nature might not have been uncovered no matter the level. He said the onus was on teams, not Major League Baseball, to vet employees.

"This is a wakeup call," Alderson said during a news conference. "It clearly suggests that something like this can be out there in connection with almost anyone. And we have to do our best to make sure that we know about that information."

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Leaders
AVG: M. Conforto.322
HR: P. Alonso16
RBI: D. Smith42
SB: A. Giménez8
W: D. Peterson6
ERA: J. deGrom2.38
Saves: E. Díaz6
K: J. deGrom104
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .272 (1)
Runs: 286 (13)
Hits: 551 (3)
Home Runs: 86 (9)
Stolen Bases: 20 (23)
OBP: .348 (2)
SLG: .459 (4)
Total Bases: 929 (3)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.98 (22)
Runs Allowed: 308 (23)
Saves: 11 (26)
Strikeouts: 574 (4)
OpBA: .255 (24)
OBP: .336 (23)
SLG: .438 (23)
Run Support: 5.01 (12)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/19 J. Lucchesi Traded San Diego (seven-player, three-team trade)
1/15 M. Castro Signed ( 2021)(avoids arbitration)
1/15 M. Conforto Signed ( 2021)(avoids arbitration)
1/15 E. Díaz Signed ( 2021)(avoids arbitration)
1/15 R. Gsellman Signed ( 2021)(avoids arbitration)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/27 E. Ramírez Right groin tightness (10-day IL)
9/24 M. Conforto Left hamstring tightness (10-day IL)
9/19 J. Marisnick Right hamstring tightness (10-day IL)
9/9 R. Gsellman Fractured rib (60-day IL)
9/2 F. Kilomé Split fingernail, right hand (10-day IL)
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