After having a total of 17 at-bats in Grapefruit League play, Tim Tebow has been assigned to the Mets’ Minor League affiliate, the Class A Columbia Fireflies in South Carolina. The former Heisman trophy winner managed to pick up four hits in those 17 at-bats, which calculated to a batting average of .235 in the six games he played.
The 29-year-old was a fan favorite at Mets camp down in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Every time he would come up to bat, the fan base there would cheer him on more than most of the players that would come up to bat. Throughout the six games he played, Tebow mostly played in the outfield or was the designated hitter.
For the Fireflies, Tebow is expected to continue to play in the outfield as well. After playing games in the Arizona Fall League, the Florida Instructional League, and in spring training, it will serve Tebow well to stay in one place over the course of a single season and finally settle in to professional baseball.