The New York Mets said Thursday they have put Acting General Manager Jack Scott on administrative leave until further notice, following his arrest earlier this week on suspicion of impaired driving.
Team president Sandy Alderson will take on the role of Scott for now, the Mets said in a tweet.
Scott pleaded not guilty Thursday to DWI to one misdemeanor and other charges.
His petition was reported by SNY, the main broadcaster for the MLB team. The Sports Network reported that Scott’s next appearance is scheduled for the afternoon of October 7.
Scott, 44, was arrested Tuesday morning at 4:30 a.m. in White Plains, New York, Westchester County. He was found stranded in his 2018 Toyota. The director of baseball lives in the nearby suburb of Rye, New York.
In addition to the drunk driving charge, police also charged Scott with allegedly “stopping / staying / parking on the freeway”, disobeying the control equipment on the highway. traffic and failing to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles of a change of address. cited.
The Mets admitted to the alleged drunk driving on Wednesday and said Scott would not be traveling with the team while the organization investigates the case.
“We were shocked and deeply disappointed to learn of the existence of an alleged DUI involving Jack Scott this morning,” the Mets said on Twitter.
“We take this matter very seriously. Jack will not be traveling with the team on our next road trip as we learn more and determine next steps. “
The Mets have been plagued by several scandals in recent months.
Scott succeeded Jared Porter as general manager, who was fired in January 2016 after sending unsolicited explicit text messages to a reporter while working for the Chicago Cubs.
Recently, Struggling Mets stars Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez gave fans a thumbs-up in their home win over the Washington Nationals. Baez later said the players were responding to boos.
The team came hoping to participate in the season. But instead, they’re 65-67 in third place in the National League’s East Division, having posted a record 9-19 in August.