For five seasons, Tim Tebow, a New York Mets minor leaguer, has announced his retirement.
Sandy Alderson, the team’s current general manager, helped the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner return to baseball in 2016.
In 2019, Tim Tebow played 77 games in baseball’s highest minor league level, batting.163 with four home runs. He works as a football analyst for ESPN’s SEC Network during the winter. Throughout his career, he hits a mediocre.223 in 287 at-bats.
A statement from Tebow provided by the Mets on Wednesday stated that he was grateful to “the Mets, Alderson, the fans, and all my teammates” for the opportunity to join “such a tremendous company.” However, I feel compelled to take a different path at this time. “
There is no way I’m ever going to be even remotely involved with anything, and I’m always looking for a method to be completely committed to whatever I’m doing. My heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who has supported me throughout this incredible adventure in baseball, which I will always treasure.
Major League Baseball reduced the number of players allowed to participate in spring training as a precautionary measure to combat the coronavirus. The 33-year-old left-handed outfielder from New York took one of the 75 seats available.
Throughout four major league spring training, Tebow slugged.241.
151 hits in 34 games, including his lone home run last spring before the epidemic forced the closure of the baseball camps.
According to Alderson, for the past four years, Tim has been a consummate professional for the Mets. “It’s been a pleasure to have Tim in our organisation,” he added. As a rookie in 2016, he was expected to make it to Double-A, but he already made it to Triple-A in 2019.
In a fall 2016 instructional league game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tebow homered in his first professional at-bat. After Tebow’s debut in the Arizona Fall League, he made headlines for soothing an on-field spectator front row who had a seizure.
In 2018, the former NFL quarterback, drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 2010 draught, hit.273 with six home runs in 84 games at Double-A. After a poor season in Triple-A, he was sidelined for the rest of the year due to a laceration on his left hand.