After years of twists and turns, Tim Tebow’s sports journey is headed back to where it all began: Florida.
On Sunday, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced the promotion of Tebow from the Low-A Columbia Fireflies to the High-A St. Lucie Mets.
“His last two or three weeks trended pretty well and given all the other circumstances, age and so forth, we felt this was the right time to promote him,” Alderson said, according to the New York Post.
“I think we’re pleased with [Tebow’s] first half of the season,” he added. “It’s not like he’s tearing up the league, but at the same time all indications are positive in terms of various things that we look at, in terms of chase rates, exit velocity.”
Tebow is hitting .222 with three home runs on the season with Columbia. While the numbers are not blowing anyone away, they certainly aren’t horrible for a guy playing his first season of competitive baseball in over a decade.
After the news broke, Tebow took questions from the media and thanked the fans in Columbia.
— Columbia Fireflies (@ColaFireflies) June 25, 2017
As popular with the fans as Tebow was in the South Atlantic League, that figures to be taken up a notch in Florida. As a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at Florida, Tebow led the Gators to two national championships. As a result, much of the state still adores him.
Awesome! Congrats on the call up Tim, no one works harder
— Taylor Burck🌹 (@Taylor_Burck) June 25, 2017
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