Former Astros manager Bo Porter released a statement Monday afternoon on being let go by team.

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HOUSTON -- Astros manager Bo Porter sent this statement via text members to some members of the media after it was announced that the team was relieving him of his duties:

"I want to thank the Astros Organization for giving me my first opportunity to Manage Major League Baseball.
"During my time in Houston I dedicated myself to do everything I could to help this Organization win, in the short-term and for the long-term.
"I am proud of what we were able to accomplish in Houston with an Organization in transition. I'm gratified we were able to bring some excitement to this city as a result of our improvement from 2013 to 2014.
"I am enthusiastic about what the future will bring for me and my family. I look forward to my next opportunity in Major League Baseball. The valuable experience I gained with the Astros will be extremely beneficial in all my future endeavors.
"I want to especially thank my players, my staff and support staff for all their efforts in our attempt to develop a Championship culture doing my time as Manager of the Houston Astros.
"I want to thank the baseball community for your kind words and the countless text messages, phone calls, voicemails and emails. Your support is what makes our game and industry so great!
"Last but surely not least I want to thank the city of Houston and the fans for the incredible support they have shown towards me and my family during our time in Houston.
"I wish the Astros well in the future and look forward to the next chapter of my baseball career."
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