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Saturday, March 07, 2020

Tim Tebow is among the Mets’ first wave of spring training cuts

Tim Tebow’s fourth time in big-league camp concluded on Friday, as the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was among the club’s first wave of spring cuts, according to MLB.com.

Tebow, 32 and entering his fourth full professional season, appeared in 10 games prior to being reassigned. In those appearances, he racked up 13 at-bats and hit .154/.389/.385 with a home run and nearly as many walks (four) as strikeouts (six). Tebow’s home run, which came off Detroit Tigers right-hander Alex Wilson, was his first he’d hit in any big-league camp.

For those unaccustomed with the at-times complex jargon of baseball transactions, Friday’s reassignment doesn’t carry great significance. Tebow was never going to make the big-league club out of camp, and he isn’t on the 40-man roster, meaning he cannot be “optioned.” All this move signifies is that he’ll be preparing for the season on the minor-league side of things.

 

 


Friday, January 10, 2020

Mets extend spring training invite to Tim Tebow

The New York Mets just can’t quit Tim Tebow.

Despite hitting just .163 with four home runs in 77 games at Triple-A Syracuse in 2019, the Mets have extended a spring training invitation to the 32-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner. He’s one of eight non-roster invitees the club announced on Thursday.

Tebow begins his fourth full season in the Mets organization and owns a career batting line of .223/.299/.338 with 18 home runs and 327 strikeouts in 287 games. His 2019 season ended on July 21 with a laceration to his pinkie on his left hand. His 2018 season also ended early when he missed the final two months with a broken bone in his right hand.

Tebow, who works for the SEC Network as a football analyst during his baseball offseason, isn’t a legitimate prospect, given his age and lack of production. The Mets have received criticism in the past for giving Tebow playing time in the minors over other players who might actually help the Mets in the future.

Well, now’s the season for this sort of thing, I suppose…..

 


 

 

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