Tim Tebow won’t open the regular season with the New York Mets.
The former Heisman winning and NFL quarterback was among eight players cut from the Mets’ major league roster and reassigned to the minor leagues, the club announced Tuesday.
“Every day,” Tebow said about his future, “I’m all in on doing this. That’s my goal. We are going to give it as good of a shot as we can.”
In eight spring training games, Tebow went 4-for-15 with three strikeouts and a walk.
He is slated to begin his third minor league season with Class AAA Syracuse, just one call-up from the majors.
Tebow, 31, was enjoying a solid 2018 season in Class AA Binghamton — which included an All-Star appearance — before it was cut short in July with broken hand. He batted .273 with six home runs and a .734 OPS in 84 games, improving his OPS by nearly 80 points.