MBL: Mets' Tebow reassigned to minors

Reuters

Posted at Mar 14 2018 08:50 AM | Updated as of Mar 14 2018 08:51 AM

New York Mets outfielder Tim Tebow (15) looks on during workout at the Mets Minor League Complex. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Tim Tebow is on his way back to the minor leagues.

The New York Mets reassigned the struggling outfielder to their minor league camp on Tuesday after he went 1-for-18 with 11 strikeouts in major league spring training.

Tebow said the decision made sense to him. The 30-year-old will play in minor league games while the Mets analyze which level he should play at in 2018.

The former Heisman Trophy winner split last season between low Class-A and high Class-A and batted .226 with eight homers and 52 RBIs. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson raised eyebrows prior to spring training when he said Tebow "will play in the major leagues."

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