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Tim Tebow Gets Mets Spring Training Invite

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Tim Tebow, 15, (New York Mets) of the Scottsdale Scorpions bats against the Peoria Javelinas during the Arizona Fall League game at Peoria Stadium on Oct. 13, 2016, in Peoria, Arizona. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 19 January 2018 05:50 PM

Tim Tebow was invited to this year’s Mets major league spring training camp for the first time this year, signaling the possibility that he will get a chance to play in major league games later this season.

Tebow was one of nine minor league prospects invited to the camp after playing for Low-A Columbia and High-A St. Lucie teams last year, according to Bleacher Report.

Tebow batted .226/.309/.347 last year and hit eight home runs in 126 games, Bleacher Report said. With the major league camp invite, Tebow will have a chance to compete for a major league spot on the team, which means he could play in New York or be added to the roster later if there were an injury.

Tebow didn’t get an invite to last year’s camp even though then-manager Terry Collins wanted him to be there. “I think he’s a name in Florida,” Collins said to reporters at the 2016 winter meetings, Bleacher report said. “He’s a star in Florida. He should be. I think it would be fun to have Tim come over.”

When Tebow played with major league players in the Grapefruit League games last year, interest and ticket sales went up, according to the New York Daily News, and Mets team officials may want to capitalize on Tebow’s popularity even more this year, figuring that they can sell more jerseys and memorabilia if fans think Tebow might play in major league games.

Twitter followers seemed to support Tebow all the way and hoped he would wow the Mets organization in the camp.

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