Just when it seems things can't get worse for the New York Mets, something new pops up.
This time it's an alleged DWI charge for acting general manager Zack Scott, who was reportedly arrested in White Plains, NY, shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday. According to multiple reports, the arrest was about seven hours after the end of a fundraiser Scott attended at team owner Steve Cohen's home in Connecticut. New York Post was first to report news of his arrest.
The Mets released a statement Wednesday saying Scott would not travel with the team on its upcoming road trip as they determine next steps. That means he won't be with the Mets Friday when they come to Washington for five games against the Nationals, including a double-header Saturday which includes the make-up of an April game.
Scott, 44, was named New York's acting GM in January after general manager Jared Porter was fired in the wake of an ESPN report that he sent inappropriate text messages to a female reporter in 2016.
News of Scott's arrest comes the same week Mets players have feuded with fans. In the midst of a season that started with promise but has seen playoff hopes slip away, players like Javier Baez, Francisco Lindor and Kevin Pillar responded to recent boos from their home crowd by flashing a thumbs down gesture towards their own dugout after a big hit. After being scolded by team president Sandy Alderson, Baez and Lindor apologized Tuesday.
The Mets (65-67) are riding a three-game win streak but still sit 5.5 games behind the Braves for first place in the NL East.