Zack Scott, the acting general manager of the New York Mets, was arrested for DUI. Scott will not be traveling with the team

Zack Scott, the acting general manager of the New York Mets, was arrested for DUI and banned from traveling with his team.

Zack Scott, the acting general manager of the New York Mets, was arrested for DUI. Scott will not be traveling with the team

According to court documents, Scott, 44, was taken into custody Tuesday morning by White Plains police in Westchester County. He had been stopped in his Toyota 2018 and pulled over. Scott resides in Rye, a nearby suburb.

According to a team spokesperson, Scott was at the Connecticut home Steve Cohen, controversial ex-hedge fund operator, Monday night for a charity event to benefit Amazin' Mets Foundation.

The Cohen soiree ended between 8:30 and 9 p.m., eight hours before Scott was found by police in his car.

In addition to being charged with driving while intoxicated, which is a misdemeanor, Scott was issued a traffic ticket for "no stopping/standing/parking on highway," disobeying a traffic control device, and failing to notify the Department of Motor Vehicles about a change in address.

Scott will appear at White Plains City Court on Thursday morning.

"We were shocked and deeply disappointed to hear this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott," said the Mets in a tweet.

"We take this matter seriously. Zack will not travel with the team on our upcoming road trip, while we learn more about the situation and decide next steps.

Cohen's short tenure as owner has seen the club's front offices be embroiled in scandal.

Scott was appointed to replace Jared Porter, the former GM. Porter was fired in January after admitting sending explicit, unsolicited text messages to a female reporter in 2016 while he was working for the Chicago Cubs.

Cohen purchased the Mets in September 2020 and immediately began to invest money to make them competitive.

Francisco Lindor, the Mets' shortstop, was signed to a 10-year deal worth $341 million by the team. This is one of baseball's most significant contracts.

Cohen was vocal about the Mets via Twitter.

He was critical of his team's slow pace last month.

Cohen tweeted, "It's difficult to understand how professional batters can be so unproductive," in an Aug. 18 tweet.

Scott's arrest comes after a disappointing season for the Mets, who entered the season hoping to contend for a divisional championship.

The Mets are now third in the NL East division, at 65-67, after registering a record of 9-19 in August.

Tensions reached a boiling point Sunday when struggling stars Lindor, Javier Baez and others made a thumbs down gesture to their fans after a home victory over the Washington Nationals.

Baez later stated that the players were reacting to the booing.

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