By Taylor Vortherms courtesy The Ellsworth American
ELLSWORTH — Former Ellsworth High School athlete Dick Scott has been promoted to bench coach of the New York Mets.
Scott, 53, served as the National League team’s director of player development for two years and, before that, a minor league field coordinator for two years.
The Mets’ announced Wednesday that Scott will replace Bob Geren, who accepted a job as bench coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers last month.
Scott, a three-sport standout at EHS, was drafted out of high school in 1981 in the 17th round by the New York Yankees. Scott went on to win a World Series in 1989 with the Oakland Athletics.
Scott started managing in the A’s minor league organization in 1991 and was named Minor League Manager of the Year in 1994.
Scott won his second World Series ring in 2001, this time, as a major league advance scout with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Scott also held player development jobs with the Houston Astros and Toronto Blue Jays.
The new position is Scott’s first job on a major league coaching staff. He will make his bench coach debut opening day on April 4 when the Mets play the Kansas City Royals.