Former NFL quarterback and current Mets outfield prospect Tim Tebow is expected to continue his baseball career in 2019.
Mets assistant general manager John Ricco says Tebow hasn’t given any indication that his attempt at carving out a major-league career is over, Tim Healey of Newsday writes.
Tebow’s 2018 ended in late July, when a broken hamate bone in his right hand required surgery. But prior to that, Tebow, 31, seemed to be coming into his own with Double-A Binghamton, hitting .317 with a .348 OBP and .429 slugging percentage in June and July.
Tebow finished with mediorce numbers: .273/.336/.399, six homers, 36 RBIs in 84 games
But he gets asses in the seats. That’s why they want him back. I don’t see him ever getting the call up to the BIGS. And I don’t think Tim is too worried about that.
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) September 18, 2018