The New York Mets have signed former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow to a minor league contract, the team announced on Thursday.
The 29-year-old Tebow, who held a workout for scouts and evaluators from 28 major league organizations last month, will play in the Instructional League, and could also be sent to the Arizona Fall League, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted.
Though he hasn’t played competitive baseball since high school, Tebow impressed some scouts with his raw power and bat speed during the August workout. He played the outfield during the showcase. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal said there were about eight teams in the mix for Tebow. Atlanta Braves General Manager John Coppolella this week publicly expressed an interest in signing Tebow.
The Mets will be Tebow’s second go-round in New York. He was the Jets’ backup quarterback during the 2012 season.
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