The Mets announced on Friday that Tim Tebow is among the list of non-roster invitees to their Major League Baseball spring training in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.
Tebow, who also participated in last year’s Mets spring training, played in nine games with the Grapefruit League.
The Heisman trophy winner who played for the Broncos, Jets, and Patriots, made the leap from the NFL to baseball in 2016. The popular and powerful athlete showed promise and was signed to the Mets the same year.
Tebow mostly covered left field and acted as designated hitter while he divided last season between the Columbia Fireflies and St. Lucie Mets.
His talent on the diamond had a few shining moments including eight home runs and 52 RBI’s in 126 games. Beyond his ability to hit the ball, Tebow’s vast following helped the teams fill the stadiums with fans as both clubs set attendance records. Unfortunately, both teams also had losing records and Tebow hit .226.
Now 30, Tebow will have another shot to see if he can cut it in the big leagues.
In addition to Tim Tebow, other non-roster invites to Mets camp went out to: first baseman Peter Alonso, third baseman David Thompson, infielder Phil Evans, outfielders Kevin Kaczmarski and Zach Borenstein, catchers Patrick Mazeika and Jose Lobaton and pitchers Matt Purke, Drew Smith, Corey Taylor, Adonis Uceta and P.J. Conlon.
Players are to report to camp in February.