NEW YORK -- Zack Scott, the acting general manager of the New York Mets, will not be returning to the team after being placed on administrative leave in August following an arrest for drunken driving. Multiple reports have stated that Scott has been removed from his position.
Scott's resignation is not surprising after New York collapsed in the second half, missing the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season. Sandy Alderson, President of the Mets, assumed GM duties alongside Scott while on paid leave. She also oversaw Luis Rojas' firing. Mets want to hire a president for baseball operations in the second offseason under Steve Cohen.
Scott was appointed as the Mets' assistant General Manager last offseason. He worked under Jared Porter, a close friend and former colleague. After Porter's firing, Scott was promoted to acting general manager in January. This was after he was exposed as having sent explicit texts and images to a female reporter while working for Chicago Cubs in 2016.
The Mets started off promisingly and led the NL East for almost three months before a August slump saw them fall below.500. After attending Cohen's fundraiser, Scott was taken into custody for a DWI offense at 4:15 AM on Aug. 31.
Scott pleaded guilty to the DWI and three traffic violations charges. Scott will be tried in White Plains City Court on December 3.
Scott was a Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs player for the past 17 seasons.
This report was contributed by The Associated Press.