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New York Mets promote Zack Scott to acting GM

Jul 24, 2020; New York City, New York, USA; A general view of Citi Field for opening day prior to the game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets promoted Zack Scott to acting general manager Wednesday, one week after the firing of GM Jared Porter.

Scott, 43, joined the team on Dec. 23 as senior vice president/assistant general manager.

“Zack has plenty of championship experience to draw upon,” Mets president Sandy Alderson said in a news release. “He has been an integral part of our decision-making processes since his arrival. The entire baseball operations staff, including myself, will continue to work collaboratively.”

Scott spent the last 17 years in the Boston Red Sox organization, the last two as an assistant GM overseeing the club’s analytics, baseball systems and advance and professional scouting departments.

The Mets fired Porter on Jan. 19, terminating his tenure after just 38 days after it came to light that he sent explicit text messages to a female reporter in 2016.

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–Field Level Media