Tim Tebow is coming to a ballpark near you, or at least he took a step toward doing so Thursday morning.
New York announced the signing of former Florida Gators and NFL Quarterback Tim Tebow to a minor league deal, which means if he makes it to the majors, there is a good chance he plays a game at Marlins Park.
In case you forgot what Tebow looked like, the Mets were kind enough to present a full head shot:
New York opted to have Tebow begin his professional baseball career in the Instructional League, but he might not play for long with the season coming to an end. It’s unlikely he joins the Mets at any point this season.
Before he joined the Mets, Tebow had been linked to the Braves. He is projected to be a left fielder who displayed notable power during his workout.
While the Marlins reportedly had a scout present at Tebow’s tryout, it seemed to be the result of a formality more so than general interest. Miami has a crowded outfield, with Giancarlo Stanton, Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich forming what the Marlins believe to be the best outfield in baseball.
Tebow might be wearing a Mets uniform soon. When that time comes, it will be the Marlins’ problem to deal with him.