Tebow spent almost a year training in Arizona and Los Angeles to hone his hitting and fielding skills in a sport he hasn’t played professionally since 2005.
In addition to taking part in the standard drills at minor-league camp, 29-year-old Tebow will also participate in STEP camp, which is essentially life skills and media training for the organization’s most popular prospects.
Tebow hit .194 with a .296 OBP, no home runs, three doubles and 20 strikeouts in 19 games during October’s Arizona Fall League. He signed a $100,000 contract to join the Mets this past summer.
Sandy Alderson, Mets general manager, told the New York Post in October that the next step of Tebow’s career will be to compete this spring for a spot on a minor-league roster.
With Tebow’s football career stalled, he has decided to pursue the sports he excelled at in high school–baseball!