Tim Tebow assigned to Mets minor league camp


NY also optioned right-handers Paul Sewald and Jacob Rhame to Syracuse on Tuesday and re-assigned right-hander Arquimedes Caminero, infielder Andres Gimenez, infielder Dilson Herrera, outfielder Rymer Liriano and catcher Ali Sanchez to minor league camp.

According to MLB.com, the Mets also optioned pitchers Jacob Rhame and Paul Sewald to their minor league camp and reassigned infielder Andres Gimenez (their second-ranked prospect), pitcher Arquimedes Caminero, catcher Ali Sanchez, utility man Dilson Herrera and outfielder Rymer Liriano to the minors.

Tebow will likely begin the season at Triple-A Syracuse.

Tebow took the Mets' decision in stride, too.

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This is Tebow's third season playing professional baseball.

Since abandoning his career as an NFL quarterback to join the Mets, Tebow's appeared in 210 minor-league games across three levels.

When asked last week by WFAN's Mike Francesa if he expects to be in the big leagues this season, Tebow said: "The goal is to be able to improve every day and be ready if I have the opportunity".

While Tebow won't be starting the year at the major league level, it's certainly possible he ends up with the Mets at some point during the 2019 season, especially in September when the rosters expand.