Christian athlete Tim Tebow will reportedly continue his baseball career. According to The Christian Post, Tebow has been invited to go with the New York Mets to spring training.
Last year Tebow played for Mets’ minor league affiliates the Columbia Fireflies and then the St. Lucie Mets. After leaving the NFL, he has kept busy as a sports broadcaster and also being involved in humanitarian work. He also recently spoke at the Passion Conference. Tebow hopes to find a career in Major League Baseball, and perhaps this year may be his best chance.
Last season Tebow had a .226 batting average, including eight home runs and 52 RBIs.
Although Tebow has perhaps exceeded expectations as far as his baseball ability, his ability alone is not the only reason Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson decided to sign him:
"We signed him because he is a good guy, partly because of his celebrity, partly because this is an entertainment business," Alderson said. "My attitude is 'why not?'"
Fireflies President John Katz said Tebow has been a great addition to the team:
"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," Katz said. "We wish Tim the best as he continues his journey to Citi Field."
Asked whether he believers he will make it to the major leagues, Tebow simply replied:
"It's not something that I have to answer. I just try to go out there and try to work. A lot more smarter, wiser people than me that make those decisions."