Former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy wins baseball career will continue with the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets low Class-A affiliate
Tim Tebows professional baseball career will continue with the Columbia Firefly, the Mets low Class-A affiliate in the South Atlantic League.
The former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy win was informed of the assigning on Monday.
Sending him to a full-season club is what we hoped to be able to do, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told Newsday. And based on what hes done in springtime training, and his whole body of work since last autumn, we feel comfy with him going to Columbia.
The 29 -year-old is hitting. 235 four makes in 17 at-bats in seven games for the Gathers in spring develop entering Mondays Grapefruit League exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers, where he was expected to start in leftfield.
Tebow, who find regular-season action in three NFL seasons with the Denver Broncos and New York Jets in addition to brief practice-squad stints with the Eagles and Patriots, received a $100,000 bonus to sign with the Mets organization in September despite having not played organized baseball since his junior year of high school in 2005.
The Firefly open the season on 6 April with a seven-game homestand.
Tim Tebow will bring major excitement and national attention to the Fireflies and city of Columbia, Fireflies team president John Katz said in a statement on the clubs website. Baseball fans, sports fans and Tim Tebow fans will likely come from around the southeast to find him play. We expect this to add to the energy at Spirit Communications Park and around downtown Columbia, especially during our opening weekend.
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