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Published: Sat, January 20, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Mets bringing Tim Tebow to big-league camp

Mets bringing Tim Tebow to big-league camp

Tebow, who led Florida to a pair of college football titles before playing for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets, said in August that he considered his first professional baseball season a good learning experience and was interested in returning to the club in 2018. And he better start working hard, because the Mets have issued him a very special invitation.

Tim Tebow will be 30 years old and a long-shot to see the majors when he reports to New York Mets camp as a nonroster invitee. Tebow signed a minor league contract with the Mets in September and attended both their instructional league and the Arizona Fall League.

Playing mostly left field and designated hitter, Tebow split last season between Class A affiliates the Columbia Fireflies and St. Lucie Mets. He finished with a.148 spring average (4 for 27) with eight strikeouts.

After 64 games in Columbia, Tebow was promoted to the St. Lucie Mets.

In his first full minor league season a year ago, Tebow hit.226/.309/.347 with eight home runs in 126 games between Low-A Columbia and High-A St. Lucie.

After spending a year in the minor leagues, Tim Tebow will soon find out if he can hold his own against big-league competition. "They're fans, too. They would probably like to know how to run a quarterback sneak one day".

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