Acting general manager Zack Scott of the New York Mets looks on during batting practice prior to a game against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on June 11, 2021 in New York City.
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The New York Mets on Wednesday said they are aware that acting General Manager Zack Scott was involved in an alleged DUI incident.
“We were surprised and deeply disappointed to learn this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott,” the Mets said in a Twitter post.
“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.”
Various news reports said that Scott had been arrested for DUI.
ESPN reported, citing sources, that Scott had been at Mets owner Steve Cohen’s home before his arrest.
News of Scott’s alleged DUI follows an embarrassing skid for a Mets team that entered the season with hopes of contending for a divisional title, if not more.
After stumbling to a 9-19 record in August, the Mets sit third in the NL East division at 65-67.
Tensions came to a head on Sunday, when struggling stars Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez gave a thumbs-down gesture to fans during a home win over the Washington Nationals. Baez said the players were responding to booing.
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