Tim Tebow could be on his way up within the New York Mets organization.
The former NFL quarterback has been doing well of late, turning in a .327 average and .849 OPS over his last 16 games with the Single-A Columbia Fireflies. And that apparently has caught the attention of team officials, who reportedly have discussed promoting Tebow to a higher level in the minors, per the New York Post’s Mike Puma.
Puma also reported that a move likely wouldn’t happen until after the All-Star break.
Tebow’s season stats don’t look as good, however, as the outfielder is sporting a .250/.330/.370 slash line with four doubles, a triple, 11 RBIs and a whopping 29 strikeouts over 28 games. The 29-year-old homered in his first at-bat with the Fireflies and hit another three days later, but that’s been the extent of Tebow’s power, as he hasn’t gone yard since.
Tebow recently signed a multiyear deal to remain with ESPN as an SEC Network analyst, too, so it remains to be seen how he’ll continue to juggle both jobs.
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