Tim Tebow invited to Mets major-league spring training camp

New York Mets Tim Tebow takes batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Port St. Lucie Fla. Tebow will attend major league spring training with the Mets. The 30
Tim Tebow getting another shot at the big leagues, Mets invite former SEC QB to spring training

20 January, 2018

Tim Tebow's first professional baseball season was short on production, heavy on hype and an overwhelming success at the minor league box office. And he better start working hard, because the Mets have issued him a very special invitation.

Former Columbia Fireflies outfielder and 2007 Heisman Trophy victor Tim Tebow is headed back to Spring Training. His athleticism is impressive, complete with good speed and raw power, yet he struggles with the finer aspects of playing ball - hence his.656 OPS across Single- and High-A. Over 64 games, he hit.220/.311/.336 with three homers, 24 walks, and 69 strikeouts.

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The 30-year-old outfielder was among nine spring training invitees announced by the team Friday. The two clubs he played for in 2017, the Columbia (S.C.) Fireflies and the St. Lucie (Fla.) Mets, set various attendance records during Tebow's tenure with those teams. Tebow, who is definitely not expected to make the Mets' major league roster on opening day, would be one of them. Tebow hit.226 with eight home runs and 52 RBIs in 126 games last season between Class A Columbia in the South Atlantic League and Class A Advanced Port St. Lucie in the Florida State League.

They probably won't cut him too quickly, though.

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