Sports Spectrum Magazine Summer 2021

Tim Tebow to start the 2018 baseball season with Mets Double-A team

Year 2 in the professional baseball career of Tim Tebow will begin in Binghamton, New York.

The 30 year-old former Heisman Trophy winner has been assigned by the New York Mets to their Double-A team in the Eastern League.

“I’m excited to take the next step in my baseball career by playing for the Rumble Ponies,” Tebow said in a statement. “I look forward to getting to play in front of the Binghamton fans and around the Eastern League.”

Last year, Tebow split his time between two levels of Class A minor league ball, hitting a combined .226 with eight home runs and 52 RBIs in 126 games.

He went 1-for-18 with 11 strikeouts in seven games played with the Mets major league club in spring training, while battling an injured ankle.

The Rumble Ponies begin Eastern League play Thursday April 5 at home against Portland.

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