The Mets on Wednesday named Dick Scott as their bench coach. He replaces Bob Geren, who left to take the same position with the Dodgers.
Scott, 53, was the Mets’ director of player development since 2013. Before that, he was the Mets’ minor-league field coordinator from 2011 to 2012, replacing Terry Collins.
Collins, 66, signed a two-year contract extension after taking the Mets to the World Series. He has said it may end up being his last contract. If so, the Mets may be grooming Scott to once again replace Collins, but this time in the manager’s office.
This is Scott’s first major-league coaching job. He was a minor-league manager in the 1990s before moving to the front office with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2001.
A longtime minor-league shortstop, Scott’s major-league playing career consists of three games with the 1989 Oakland A’s. That team’s general manager was Sandy Alderson. Scott went 0-for-2 with an RBI.
He originally was drafted by the Yankees in the 17th round in 1981.