Tim Tebow is once again taking his talents to New York City, just not in a NFL uniform this time around. After a year of training to recapture the glory day of his high school baseball career, Tim Tebow has agreed to a minor league deal with the New York Mets.
According to ESPN,
The New York Mets signed Tim Tebow to a minor league contract and said he will begin his professional baseball career in their instructional league in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
The Mets decided to sign Tebow on Wednesday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. General manager Sandy Alderson met with team co-owner Jeff Wilpon, who signed off on Alderson’s suggestion that they get a deal done.
The instructional league runs from Sept. 18 to Oct. 8.
Alderson insisted during a conference call on Thursday that the Tebow signing is not a publicity stunt.
“While I and the organization, I think, are mindful of the novel nature of this situation, this decision was strictly driven by baseball,” he said. “This was not something that was driven by marketing considerations or anything of the sort. We are extremely intrigued with the potential that Tim has. He has demonstrated over his athletic career that he is a tremendous athlete, has got character, a competitive spirit. Aside from the age, this is a classic player-development opportunity for us. As an organization, we’re going to provide that development opportunity for time.”
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