Acting general manager Zack Scott of the New York Mets watches during punch practice prior to a game against the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on June 11, 2021 in New York City.

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The New York Mets announced Thursday that they had put acting general manager Zack Scott on administrative vacation until further notice after his arrest earlier this week for allegedly drunk driving.

Team President Sandy Alderson will take over Scott’s duties for the time being, the Mets said in a tweet.

Scott pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor and other charges on Thursday before the DWI.

His plea was reported by SNY, the main broadcaster for the MLB team. The sports network reported that Scott’s next court hearing is scheduled for the afternoon of October 7th.

Scott, 44, was arrested at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday in White Plains, New York, Westchester County. He was found stopped in his 2018 Toyota. The baseball manager lives in the nearby suburb of Rye, New York.

In addition to the drunk driving charge, police quoted Scott for allegedly “stopping / standing / parked on the highway”, disobeying a traffic control device, and notifying the Department of Motor Vehicles of a change of address.

The Mets on Wednesday confirmed the alleged drunk driving incident, saying Scott would not travel with the team while the organization investigates the matter.

“We were surprised and deeply disappointed when we heard about an alleged DUI with Zack Scott this morning,” the Mets said on Twitter.

Major League Baseball usually regards incidents like this as team affairs and is not expected to punish Scott.

The Mets have grappled with several scandals in the past few months.

Scott took over the position of GM from Jared Porter, who was fired in January after admitting unsolicited, explicit text messages to a reporter in 2016 while working for the Chicago Cubs.

Ailing Mets stars Francisco Lindor and Javier Baez recently gave fans a thumbs-down gesture in a home win against the Washington Nationals. Baez later said the players responded to booing.

The team started the season with hope. But instead they’re 65-67, and they’re third in the National League East Division after setting a 9-19 record in August.

– CNBC’s Jabari Young contributed to this article.