Mets, Castergine announce lawsuit settlement

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Mets and former senior executive Leigh Castergine announced jointly Friday that they have settled their litigation out of court.

Castergine, the Mets' former vice president of ticket sales, filed suit against the Mets and COO Jeff Wilpon last September, alleging that the team dismissed her a month earlier on grounds of discrimination. Castergine had served as the Mets' head of ticket sales and service operations from 2010 until last August.

"The parties have decided to resolve this matter, which has brought more attention to the workplace environment for women in sports and will result in the organization being more attentive to the important issues raised by women in sports," the Mets and Castergine wrote in a joint statement. "Additionally, we are both committed to the further development and encouragement of female executives in our industry. Both sides have agreed to have no further comments."

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.