Mets once again invite Tim Tebow to Major League Baseball spring training

Ross Houston
January 19, 2018

Friday morning, the Mets announced the former SEC legend has been invited to the team's spring training along with eight other players.

Tim Tebow is getting another shot with the big-league team.

Crowds swelled in spring and well into summer wherever Tebow played, and that figures to be the case this year, too.

Now a full-time college football analyst, Tebow decided to make a run at his childhood dream of playing professional baseball two years ago.

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.

Tim Tebow's first professional baseball season was short on production, heavy on hype and an overwhelming success at the minor league box office. He also went on a 12-game hitting streak in the month of July.

The former University of Florida football star got his first taste of minor league baseball in 2016 when he played in the Arizona Fall League.

Tebow, a Heisman Trophy victor and former National Football League quarterback who took up professional baseball in 2016, hit a combined.226 last season as he spent time with New York's single-A and high-A affiliates.

An invitation to the Mets major league camp guarantees Tebow nothing more than a chance to begin spring training playing with the club's big-leaguers, which in turn will likely boost attendance to the Mets' spring training games in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

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