Mets to name Dick Scott field coordinator

The Mets plan to name Dick Scott their new Minor League field coordinator, a source said Tuesday, replacing Terry Collins at the position.

Scott, 48, served as field coordinator for the Astros last season following eight years as director of player development for the Blue Jays. A former infielder who played in just three big league games for the A’s in 1989, Scott began his coaching career by winning Manager of the Year honors with Oakland’s Class A Scottsdale affiliate in 1991. Scott also received the honor in 1992 and 1994. He joined the D-backs as a Minor League manager in 1997 before being appointed as a Major League scout in 1998, where he remained until joining the Blue Jays organization in 2001.

With the Mets, Scott will replace Collins, who left his post as field coordinator last month to become the team’s manager.

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