New York Mets Acting General Manager Zack Scott will not join the team for its next road trip after he was arrested for a suspected DUI (arrest for driving while intoxicated), he announced. the team on Wednesday.
According to multiple reports, Scott was arrested early Tuesday in Westchester County, New York, after police said they observed Scott driving erratically. Scott failed a field sobriety test, according to reports.
Before his arrest, Scott had been at the home of Mets owner Steve Cohen for a team fundraiser that was also attended by players, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
“We were shocked and deeply disappointed to learn this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott,” the Mets said in a statement. “We take this matter very seriously. Zack will not be traveling with the team for our next road trip while we learn more about the case and determine the next steps.”
Scott was promoted to interim general manager in January after Jared Porter was fired after an ESPN report sent sexually explicit and uninvited text messages and images to a reporter in 2016 when he was working for the Chicago Cubs.
Before joining the Mets as an assistant general manager in December, Scott spent 17 seasons in the Boston Red Sox organization.
The Mets begin an eight-game road trip Friday by visiting the Nationals in Washington.