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Report: Red Sox assistant GM Zack Scott hired by Mets

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A longtime member of the Boston Red Sox front office is heading to the National League.

The New York Mets on Wednesday hired Zack Scott to be their senior vice president/assistant general manager, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Scott served as an assistant GM in Boston who oversaw the organization's analytics and pro scouting departments.

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Scott reportedly was a finalist for the Mets' general manager position before they hired former Arizona Diamondbacks assistant GM Jared Porter for the job. He also was in the running for the Philadelphia Phillies GM role under ex-Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski until Sam Fuld's hiring.

The Mets have undergone a number of changes since owner Steve Cohen took over in November. New York parted ways with GM Brodie Van Wagenen and brought back former GM Sandy Alderson as team president prior to hiring Porter and Scott.

Scott was in the Red Sox front office for 17 years.