Quarterback-turned-outfielder Tim Tebow will get another opportunity to try and make it in the MLB.
The New York Mets announced the non-roster invitees for 2021 spring training over the weekend, with Tebow making the cut. The 33-year-old former footballer has been part of the team’s spring camp for the past four years.
On previous occasions, Tebow failed to impress and had a .134 batting average in 34 spring games. He had one home run, which came last year in a 9-6 loss to the Detroit Tigers.
Tebow has three seasons of experience in the minors, suiting up for Mets affiliates St. Lucie, Columbia, Binghamton, and Syracuse on various levels. He had solid numbers despite multiple injury issues, batting .223 with 18 homers and 107 RBIs in 287 games.
Tim Tebow will have to show much more this year if he wants to make it to the majors. The New York Mets have big ambitions under their new ownership and are looking to be contenders in the 2021 MLB season. If that’s the case, the organization won’t be able to afford to give Tebow a chance if they don’t believe he can actually help their cause.
Before venturing into baseball, Tebow previously played as a quarterback for the Denver Broncos and New York Jets in the NFL. He was also a successful college player, winning two BCS national champion titles with the Florida Gators.