Tim Tebow’s career as a baseball player will continue after some notable development in the instructional league, the New York Mets announced Tuesday.
The former football player will report to the Arizona Fall League on Sunday after playing just a short few weeks in the Instructional League. Tebow is going to play for Scottsdale, where he will play for the Mets first-base coach Tom Goodwin after the Mets’ season ends, MLB.com reports.
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“We want Tim to play in more games to continue developing his skills on the field while facing advanced competition,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said.
Tebow has shown some potential in his Instructional League play, hitting a home run on his very first at bat as a professional baseball player. The major league hopeful expects the next step in his baseball career to be more of a challenge, but he’s looking forward to it. (RELATED: Tim Tebow Hits Home Run In First Professional At-Bat)
“Working in the instructional league has been a lot of fun and productive,” Tebow said. “We worked hard, and I was able to see a lot of pitches and work on different things. There was great coaching, and I tried to improve every day. I plan to use the Fall League as an opportunity to improve. It’s a blessing and a great opportunity.”
Tebow’s next step is standard for players moving up from the Instructional league in their baseball careers. Players either get cut, or move on to play in the Fall. It seems that the Mets have seen enough to keep the former quarterback’s major league hopes alive.