Mets send Tim Tebow away after his biggest day yet

Rufina Vignone
Marzo 17, 2017

Tim Tebow, a surprise addition to the lineup Monday, got his first hit in a spring training game for the New York Mets, snapping his 0-for-8 streak.

Tebow reached on an infield hit in his first at-bat Wednesday before smashing a solid line-drive to left center for a single. "But this one there was a lot of action".

The former Heisman Trophy victor and National Football League quarterback now has more hits as touchdown passes he threw against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2012 AFC wild card game.

The former NFL quarterback, batting eighth, singled against Miami Marlins left-hander Kyle Lobstein in the Grapefruit League game in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

"That was the point", Collins said. "That's why he's here, to see if he can make some strides, and he's made some very good strides".

NY banned Tebow from speaking with media following his second game but allowed him to speak for a little less than four minutes Wednesday. "So much of it is still new so it's still a process".

Tebow began the game in right field and later shifted to left, replacing Yoenis Cespedes. Nonetheless, manager Terry Collins said that Tebow will play only in minor league games the remainder of the spring.

Tebow, who wasn't expected to be with the team, has remained with the Mets because they are short on players because of the World Baseball Classic and split-squad games. "I am trying to make the most of it as far as a learning opportunity".

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