Tim Tebow’s professional baseball career.
The New York Mets announced Tuesday that Tebow would head to Scottsdale for the Arizona Fall League. The 29-year-old former Gators quarterback will compete against some of the top prospects in baseball, bringing him a step closer to reaching the Major League.
Instructional league play ended Tuesday after Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency due to Hurricane Matthew.
“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 told MLB.com.
— New York Mets (@Mets) October 4, 2016
Tebow, who memorably hit a home run in his first instructional game, sounded eager for the opportunity ahead of him.
“Working in the Instructional League has been a lot of fun and productive,” Tebow told MLB.com. “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 first game is scheduled for Oct. 11.
Tim Tebow will play for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League, same team MJ played for pic.twitter.com/TcLAa24nhB
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 4, 2016