UPDATE: As of 2:45 p.m. EST, sources have confirmed that Tim Tebow has been promoted to Class-A St. Lucie Mets.
Tim Tebow is moving up. The Mets are promoting him to Class A St. Lucie.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 25, 2017
Fireflies president John Katz had the following to say in a press release this afternoon.
“Tim brought an incredible amount of experience and leadership to our clubhouse. 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. We wish Tim the best as he continues his journey to Citi Field.”
Rarely does a minor league baseball player garner the mass hype that Tim Tebow gets. But, if you have followed his professional athletic career, Tebow is anything but the typical professional baseball player; the normal rules don’t seem to apply to the sometimes-loved, sometimes-despised two-sport athlete.
Currently with the Columbia Fireflies of the mid-level, full-season Single-A South Atlantic League (SAL), there was serious talk amongst Mets’ brass, saying the polarizing ex-NFL quarterback might get the call to a higher level after the SAL All-Star game, which took place on June 20th.
But the game has passed, and nothing has taken place yet. And it might not. According to the Brooklyn Daily, New York has announced that Tebow, 29, will remain with the Fireflies for the remainder of their baseball season.
However, you can’t completely rule out a possible promotion of the former Heisman Trophy winner, who is batting .222 with three home runs, 22 RBI, 14 doubles and a triple in 212 at-bats in 63 games with the Fireflies. Tebow’s drawing power is undeniable, and he would be a good fit with the St. Lucie Mets of the Florida State League (FSL).
However, nothing has happened at this point. The Fireflies didn’t return an email regarding the Tebow matter.
Moreover, Tim Tebow is in his first season of professional baseball, and has room to develop into a better overall player. Whether the former Florida Gator is good enough to make ‘The Show’ at this point is too early to make the call.
Tebow fans will just have to sit and wait for now.
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