Tim Tebow announces retirement from baseball
Tim Tebow’s professional baseball career has come to an end.
The New York Mets organization and the former Florida quarterback each released statements.
“It has been a pleasure to have Tim in our organization as he’s been a consummate professional during his four years with the Mets,” said Mets Team President Sandy Alderson. “By reaching the Triple-A level in 2019, he far exceeded expectations when he first entered the system in 2016 and he should be very proud of his accomplishments.”
The announcement comes just days after Tebow was included in the team’s non-roster spring training invitees. Tebow reached the AAA level in 2019. There was no minor league season in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tebow issued a statement via his Twitter account.
“I want to thank the Mets, Mr. Alderson, the fans and all my teammates for the chance to be a part of such a great organization. I loved every minute of the journey, but at this time I feel called in other directions. I never want to be partially in on anything. I always want to be 100% in on whatever I choose. Thank you again for everyone’s support of this awesome journey in baseball, I’ll always cherish my time as a Met.”
Tebow had not played baseball since high school when he signed with the Mets in 2016, playing with the instructional league that fall. In three professional seasons, Tebow batted .223/.299/.338 with 107 runs scored, 48 doubles, three triples, 18 home runs, 107 RBI and five stolen bases in 287 games.