Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida

The Mets decided Tim Tebow was ready for stiffer competition

The former college football star has played in 63 games, all as an outfield player, and earned a.222 batting average with three homers and 23 RBI's. "A lot more smarter, wiser people than me that make those decisions". "I just try to go out there and try to work".

"I'm not sure how much of an additional challenge it will be", Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday in San Francisco.

Tim Tebow is getting a promotion. "Clearly it's a step up".

Tebow has been a smash hit with fans the past three months in the South Atlantic League. He struck out 69 times, a reflection of a player who is still rusty after not playing baseball since high school.

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

Jay Jabs scored the winning run on a wild pitch with two outs in the ninth inning, as the Columbia Fireflies defeated the Kannapolis Intimidators 4-3 on Saturday. As an athlete, you can't worry about all those things.

Fireflies President John Katz said in a press release that Tebow brought experience and leadership to the clubhouse. "At the end of the day, he really is. We wish Tim the best as he continues his journey to Citi Field". "Given all the other circumstances, age and so forth, we thought this was the right time to promote him".

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