Mets' Tebow cut from big-league camp, reportedly slated for Triple-A

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Once again, Tim Tebow's attempt to crack the New York Mets' Opening Day roster came up short.

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 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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