Tebow may move up in minors, report says

Reports say the former Gator may be headed to the Port St. Lucie Mets this summer.

For the most part, Tim Tebow's transition from the gridiron to the diamond has been a well-kept secret. OK, not really. But things have gotten quiet over the past few weeks, as the novelty has worn off.

Expect the Tebow-related buzz to pick up in the coming weeks, however, as the New York Mets are reportedly considering promoting him around midseason, per Mike Puma of the New York Post:



Presumably the Mets would bump Tebow up a level, to their St. Lucie affiliate (nicknamed the Mets) in the Florida State League. Given Tebow's drawing power in Florida, that would likely be a popular decision.

Tebow, for his part, has performed better than you would expect for someone with limited exposure to professional pitchers. He entered Friday hitting .250/.330/.370 in 112 plate appearances. The usual caveats apply -- yes, he's 29 on a team where the next-oldest regular is 22; yes, there are significant reasons to doubt his ability to have a meaningful big-league career; and so on -- but it's fair to write that nobody expected him to produce the second-best OPS on the team among qualifiers. 

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