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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow retiring from pro baseball

Tim Tebow is retiring from baseball after five years as a minor leaguer with the New York Mets.

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner returned to baseball in 2016 for the first time since his junior year of high school and reached Triple-A, encouraged by then-general manager and current team president Sandy Alderson.

Tebow, who works for ESPN’s SEC Network as a football analyst during the offseason, played 77 games at baseball’s highest minor league level in 2019, batting .163 with four home runs. He finishes his career with a .223 average over 287 games.

“I want to thank the Mets, Alderson, the fans and all my teammates for the chance to be a part of such a great organization,” Tebow said in a statement released by the Mets on Wednesday. “I loved every minute of the journey, but at this time I feel called in other directions.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 17, 2021 at 08:51 PM | 48 comment(s)
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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Mets invite 28 players to major league Spring Training, including Tim Tebow

The Mets released their list of non-roster invitees to major league spring training on Saturday, and the list includes a number of prospects who did not see game action in 2020 due to the cancellation of the minor league season.

Pitching prospects like Matt Allan, Ryley Gilliam and Marcel Renteria will be in big league camp, along with position players such as Francisco Alvarez, Ben Baty and Ronny Mauricio.

Tim Tebow, who played 77 games at Triple-A in 2019, also received an invitation to major league camp.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 13, 2021 at 11:33 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: mets, tim tebow

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Baseball still in his heart, Tebow preps for ‘21

In 2017, less than a year after shifting his career from football to baseball, Tebow struggled to gain his footing in Class A ball. He thrived the next season regardless, until a broken hand cut it short. In 2019, another hand injury forced Tebow to miss the final two months of the season. Finally, this summer, the cancellation of the Minor League season resulted in zero live game reps for Tebow (and hundreds of others).

He is 33 now, openly contemplating his life after baseball. He’s just not there quite yet.

“I’m already behind the 8-ball in age and time and experience in all of these things, so of course it makes it harder,” Tebow said in a telephone interview, his first about baseball since March. “But I think at the same time, I try to learn from every bit of it. And that’s all that we can do.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 15, 2020 at 12:36 PM | 15 comment(s)
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