Tim Tebow signs minor-league contract
Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tim Tebow has signed a contract with the New York Mets.
Mets are signing Tim Tebow to a minor-league contract, an MLB source tells ESPN. Instructional League or Arizona Fall League next for Tebow.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 8, 2016
The Mets confirmed the report via Twitter, and said he will compete in the instructional league.
— New York Mets (@Mets) September 8, 2016
Reports have surfaced over the last few weeks that the Atlanta Braves were looking at signing Tebow since his workout last month, but it’s a Braves’ National League East opponent that ended up signing Tebow.
Tebow, who’s currently working as an analyst on the SEC Network, showed off some raw power during his workout last month, even hitting a bomb an estimated 430 feet by one scout.
Tim Tebow hit this ball well out, scout estimated at 430, hit another one over Dedeux Field scoreboard by 20 feet pic.twitter.com/DciJrpFl01
— Taylor Blake Ward (@TaylorBlakeWard) August 30, 2016
During the workout, Tebow ran an above average 60-yard dash, looked decent tracking fly balls in the outfield, showed plenty of arm strength and hit pretty well. Obviously, things change when he steps in the batter’s box against good pitching.