Tim Tebow cut by Mets, sent down to minor league camp
Tim Tebow’s time with the big club in spring training did not last too long.
Tebow was among the players who failed to make the first cut by the New York Mets in spring training.
Tim Tebow is among the Mets' first wave of roster cuts. He hit .056 in Grapefruit League play, with 11 strikeouts in 19 plate appearances. Of course, the Mets can still borrow Tebow from minor league camp, as they did often last year.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) March 13, 2018
The former NFL player being cut was the capper on an awful day for Tebow. He DHd for the Mets in a game against the Houston Astros and took a golden sombrero, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts. That dropped his spring training average to .056 (1-for-18) with 11 strikeouts.
Tebow will now join the Mets’ minor league camp where he will face competition that’s more on his level.
The 30-year-old batted .226 with a .656 OPS last season in the minors spread over two levels of Class-A ball. He is likely to begin the season with the Mets’ Double-A team.