Mets general manager Zack Scott is facing driving while intoxicated charges in Westchester County, N.Y., the team learned on Wednesday morning. Scott will not travel with the Mets on their upcoming road trip while club officials investigate the incident and determine next steps.
The Mets released the following statement on Wednesday afternoon: “We were surprised and deeply disappointed to learn this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott. We take this matter very seriously.”
We were surprised and deeply disappointed to learn this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott. We take this matter very seriously. Zack will not be traveling with the team for our upcoming road trip while we learn more and determine next steps.
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 1, 2021
The Mets hired Scott as their assistant GM in December to serve under president of baseball operations Jared Porter and team president Sandy Alderson. The team subsequently fired Porter after news broke that he had sent explicit, unsolicited photos to a female reporter earlier in his career. Since that time, Scott has been serving as the Mets’ acting GM, taking point on all baseball operations matters while reporting directly to Alderson.
As of last month, Mets officials had not decided whether to remove the interim tag from Scott’s title. They did not intend to make that choice until after the season.
Scott had been scheduled to travel with the Mets to Washington on their upcoming trip but will no longer do so.
The New York Post was first to report details of Scott’s incident, which occurred early Tuesday morning when police found him sleeping in his car in White Plains, N.Y. ESPN reported that Scott had been at team owner Steve Cohen’s house earlier in the night for a charity fundraising event.