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Mets name Dick Scott bench coach

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Scott had previously served as the organization's director of player development.

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have named Dick Scott their new bench coach. He takes the place of Bob Geren, who had been in the position until he recently accepted the same one with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Drafted by the New York Yankees in 1981, Scott had a brief MLB career consisting of two plate appearances for the 1989 Oakland Athletics, where Sandy Alderson resided as general manager.

Although this marks his first role in an MLB team's coaching staff, Scott has spent decades around the game. Among other past positions, Scott was a minor league manager for the Athletics and Diamondbacks. With the Mets, he previously worked behind the scenes as the Mets' director of player development, a position he had held since 2013. Before that, he was the organization's minor league field coordinator in 2011 and 2012. Scott is well-respected within the organization and could eventually be a candidate to take over when Terry Collins's tenure as manager ends.