Mets name Dick Scott bench coach
The New York Mets today announced the club has named Dick Scott, the team's bench coach.
Scott, 53, has served as the Mets Director of Player Development since 2013 and was the Mets Minor League Field Coordinator from 2011-2012. Prior to joining the Mets, Scott was the Houston Astros Minor League Field Coordinator in 2010 and served as the Toronto Blue Jays Director of Player Development from 2001-2009.
Scott has coached in the minor leagues with Oakland and Arizona. He was named the Arizona League Manager of the Year with Scottsdale in 1991, the Northwest League Manager of the Year with Southern Oregon in 1992 and the California League Manager of the Year in 1994 with Modesto.
He was named the 1994 Minor League Minor of the Year by USA Today Baseball Weekly.
Scott was originally drafted by the New York Yankees in the 17th round of the 1981 Free Agent Draft. He played 10 seasons in the Yankees and Athletics organizations, appearing in three regular season games with the 1989 World Champion Oakland Athletics.