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Tebow sent back to minors

Field Level Media
March 13. 2018 11:55PM
New York Mets designated hitter Tim Tebow reacts after striking out in the second inning against the Houston Astros during a spring training game at First Data Field. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)



Tim Tebow is on his way back to the minor leagues.

The New York Mets reassigned the struggling outfielder to their minor league camp on Tuesday after he went 1-for-18 with 11 strikeouts in major league spring training.

Tebow said the decision made sense to him.

“It’s not like I’m surprised,” Tebow told reporters. “It’s not like, ‘Oh my gosh.’”

Tebow, 30, will play in minor league games while the Mets analyze which level he should play at in 2018.

The former Heisman Trophy winner split last season between low Class-A Columbia (S.C.) and high Class-A Port St. Lucie (Fla.) and batted .226 with eight homers and 52 RBIs.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson raised eyebrows prior to spring training when he said Tebow “will play in the major leagues.”


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