According to Marc Carig of Newsday, Tim Tebow will be assigned to the Mets’ low-A team, the Columbia Fireflies, in Columbia, South Carolina.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says the Mets want to give him as many reps as possible, irrespective of initial results.
“Sending him to a full-season club is what we hoped to be able to do,” Alderson told Newsday. “And based on what he’s done in spring training, and his whole body of work since last fall, we feel comfortable with him going to Columbia.”
Tebow has hit .235 in his six games for the Mets in spring training, which isn’t great, but shows potential.
Columbia is a full-season A-ball team in the South Atlantic League and Tebow will definitely get in more hits there, but some have wondered whether Tebow will stick with baseball once he experiences what it’s like to play multiple days in a row, and what it’s like to play in a workday setting without all the spotlight and constant crowds he has come accustom to.
Well, we’ll soon they will find out.