Mets' Tebow cut from big-league camp, reportedly slated for Triple-A
The outfielder and former Heisman-winning quarterback was reassigned to minor-league camp on Tuesday as part of a series of roster cuts, the Mets announced.
It's expected that Tebow will start the regular season at Triple-A Syracuse, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. That would mark his fourth promotion since joining the Mets organization in 2017.
After being cut last year, Tebow, 31, earned another invitation to big-league camp on the heels of his All-Star 2018 campaign at the Double-A level. He received plenty of opportunities during his time in the Grapefruit League this spring but failed to make an impact, going 4-for-15 with one RBI, three strikeouts, and zero extra-base hits over eight games.
However, those numbers were still an improvement from his 1-for-18 spring performance with the Mets in 2018, after which he was sent down.
Since abandoning his career as an NFL quarterback to join the Mets, Tebow's appeared in 210 minor-league games across three levels. He owns a career slash line of .244/.319/.367 with 14 homers, 38 doubles, and 88 RBIs.
The Mets also reassigned seven other players to minor-league camp Tuesday, including No. 2 prospect Andres Gimenez.
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