Tim Tebow invited to Mets' major league spring training

Tim Tebow invited to Mets' major league spring training

Tim Tebow invited to Mets' major league spring training

Tebow is back in big league camp again, which is also no surprise since he helps boost attendance at spring training games.

Once viewed as a sideshow of epic proportions, Tim Tebow is continuing to prove his doubters wrong. The Mets announced their 2019 non-roster invitees Thursday afternoon and Tim Tebow made the cut. He was with the Mets at big league camp last season as well and drew big crowds everywhere he went.

Tebow, 31, was one of several New York Mets' prospects who received the invite to major league spring training. Tebow is not on the 40-man roster and thus had to be invited by the Mets.

Tebow batted.273 with six home runs and 36 RBI in 84 games in 2018 for Double-A Binghamton before suffering a broken bone in his right hand that required surgery and ended his season in July.

It's been a busy offseason for Tebow, who got engaged to his girlfriend earlier this month.

"If Tim Tebow is the best offensive player in Triple-A at that point, he's going to be in Mickey's lineup", Van Wagenen said referring to Mets manager Mickey Callaway. The Mets signed him to a minor league contract in 2016 and he has risen slowly through their system since then.

According to Sports Illustrated, in December of 2018, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen said Tebow will start 2019 with the Syracuse Chiefs, noting it's just one step away from the big leagues. The Heisman Trophy victor is not on the 40-man roster so he needed a non-roster invite, but his presence was a foregone conclusion.

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