Tim Tebow invited to Mets major league camp for spring training

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So the former Heisman Trophy victor will be practicing with the major league club, and is sure to get some at-bats during spring training. His power and athleticism impressed scouts and eventually led to him signing with the Mets that September.

In August, Tebow, 30, said he learned a lot during his first season of professional baseball.

At the start of 2017, Tebow was assigned to the Columbia Fireflies, the Mets' Class-A affiliate. He finished with a.148 spring average (4 for 27) with eight strikeouts.

After spending a year in the minor leagues, Tim Tebow will soon find out if he can hold his own against big-league competition. Tebow hit.226 with eight home runs and 52 RBIs in 126 games last season between Class A Columbia in the South Atlantic League and Class A Advanced Port St. Lucie in the Florida State League.

Per the Mets' official Twitter account, Tebow was one of nine players invited to Major League Baseball camp. As spring training progresses and opening day grows closer, teams cut players from major league spring training and reassign them to the minor league edition. Tebow's mere presence on the Fireflies and the St. Lucie Mets helped their attendance numbers in 2017, and the Mets probably want to get their slice of the "Tebow effect" pie, too.