Tim Tebow retires from professional baseball after five years in Mets agricultural system

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The Mets announced Wednesday that Tim Tebow, former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback, has decided to retire from professional baseball. Tebow, 33, signed with the Mets in September 2016 despite not playing organized baseball since high school. In three minor league seasons, Tebow hit .223 / .299 / .338 with 18 home runs, 48 ​​doubles and five steals in 287 games.

“It was a pleasure to have Tim in our organization as he was a seasoned professional during his four years with the Mets,” said Mets President Sandy Alderson. he said in a statement released by the team. “Reaching Triple-A in 2019, he far exceeded expectations when he first entered the system in 2016 and should be very proud of his achievements.”

Tebow began his professional baseball journey in the Arizona Fall League and, as noted, made it to the top of the minor league in 2019. Tebow didn’t play in 2020, as …

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