Tim Tebow was one of eight New York Mets players assigned to the minors on Tuesday. According to the New York Mets website, Tebow will begin the regular season with the Triple-A Syracuse Mets.
“Every day, I’m all in on pursuing this,” Tebow said. “That’s just my goal. We’re going to give it as good of a shot as we can.”
The former Heisman Trophy winner batted .273 with a .734 OPS at Double-A Binghamton last year before a broken bone in his right hand ended his season in July.
“I see myself trying to get better every day,” Tebow said when asked about the possibility of playing in the MLB this season. “If I get that opportunity, it will be a blessing. Either way, I’m going to continue to work as hard as I can to be the best that I can. If one day it’s good enough to do that, then that would be really fun.”
The Syracuse Mets will open the regular season on Thursday April 4th against the Pawtucket Red Sox. Game time at NBT Bank Stadium is 2:00 p.m.