PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (June 25, 2017) - The New York Mets announced on Sunday that farmhand Tim Tebow has been promoted from the Columbia Fireflies to the St. Lucie Mets.
Tebow, the former quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, is slated to play in St. Lucie's next game on Tuesday at First Data Field. First pitch vs. the Palm Beach Cardinals is 6:30 p.m.
The Mets signed Tebow to a minor league contract last September. After working through instructional league, the Arizona Fall League and spring training, Tebow was assigned to the Low-A Fireflies to start the 2017 minor league season. Through Saturday night, Tebow played in 63 games with Columbia. He batted .222 with 14 doubles, three home runs and 22 RBI.
Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson stated that the last few weeks have gone well for Tebow and the Mets feel this is the right time for the promotion.
Tebow will address the media in the home dugout on Tuesday before St. Lucie takes batting practice around 3 p.m.
Media seeking a credential to cover Tuesday's game or any other St. Lucie Mets home game this season should contact St. Lucie Mets media relations director Adam MacDonald via email at email@example.com or by calling 770-301-8759.
Tickets to remaining home games are available in person at the First Data Field box office (opens at 10 a.m. on weekdays), over the phone by calling 772-871-2115 and on www.stluciemets.com.
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