Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida

Mets promote Tim Tebow to Advanced A League

New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson announced Tebow will play his final game Sunday as a Columbia Fireflies outfielder. They promoted him to their top Class-A affiliate, the St. Lucie Mets, on Sunday. "His contributions, both on the field and in our community, have made a tremendous impact on our team, the City of Columbia and the entire South Atlantic League".

Tebow was batting.222 with 3 home runs, 23 RBIs, a.311 OPS with the Fireflies.

It's probably too late for anyone to save the Mets' 2017 season, but prospect Tim Tebow is one step closer to the major leagues.

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The former Heisman Trophy victor and fan favorite, who helped the Gators to football national championships in 2006 and 2008 and is now trying his hand at minor-league baseball, has been promoted the Florida State League.

Tebow helped push the Fireflies' average attendance up almost 40 percent over a year ago to a South Atlantic League-lead of 5,230.

"We're pleased with the first half of the season", Alderson said, acknowledging that Tebow's baseball career involved special circumstances. "Like yesterday, I thought I had three really good at-bats in the game and you got no hits to show for it". "As an athlete you can't worry about those things". "The opportunity to come here and everything that the Fireflies did and their fans and the support".

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