Tim Tebow Demoted to Mets' Minor League Camp

Ruben Hill
March 14, 2018

The former Heisman Trophy victor, who has been bothered by a sprained left ankle for much of spring training, was among the players demoted to minor league camp Tuesday in the first wave of cuts.

"Unfortunately, I couldn't do as much with my ankle as I wanted to, which is kind of disappointing", Tebow said. That dropped his spring training average to.056 (1-for-18) with 11 strikeouts. The 30-year-old, who is not on the Mets' 40-man roster, has been hampered by a left ankle sprain. He has been used exclusively as a designated hitter or pinch hitter because of the injury. "It's getting there", Tebow said.

Earlier in spring training, Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson praised Tebow's work ethic, power, and his positive influence on teammates and minor league baseball as a whole.

"Just keep putting in work every day and hopefully you get the opportunity", he said. "It's got be on every day in the process", Tebow said.

Tebow will now join the Mets' minor league camp where he will face competition that's more on his level. "It's having a long-term mindset with a here-and-now focus".

Tim Tebow's time in the Majors won't be happening yet.

Tim Tebow is on his way back to the minor leagues.

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