Tim Tebow Demoted to Minor League Camp by Mets

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner hit .056 in seven major league exhibition games.

Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Mets works out at an instructional league day at Tradition Field on September 19, 2016 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow’s dream of making it to the major leagues isn’t dead – but it’s certainly on life support.

After the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner hit .056 across seven major league exhibition games (1 for 18 with 11 strikeouts), the New York Mets demoted him to their minor league camp on Tuesday afternoon.

The former quarterback has been hampered by an ankle injury so, though he would normally play in the outfield, he’s served exclusively as a designated hitter or pinch hitter this spring.

“It’s not like it was a shock,” Tebow told The New York Post. “They have been super honest the whole time. We have great relationships and conversations, so it’s not like, ‘Oh my gosh.’”

Although Tebow is not on the New York’s’ 40-man roster, the 30-year-old can still be called up to play for the big league team and appear in Grapefruit League games for the Mets.

In the minors last year, Tebow hit .226 with eight home runs, 52 RBI and 126 strikeouts in 126 games.

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