Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Mets works out at an instructional league day at Tradition Field on September 19, 2016 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images
Photo: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Mets promote Tim Tebow to high-A league in St. Lucie

Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow was promoted to the class-A advanced St. Lucie Mets on Sunday.

The former Heisman-trophy winner recorded a .222 batting average with three home runs, 23 RBIs and 69 strikeouts in 212 at-bats for the Fireflies.

Tebow was promoted to the Mets’ St. Luice team in Florida after Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Kannapolis Intimidators.

“I obviously love Florida, so this is nice,” Tebow said, according to ESPN. “But the goal and focus is improving as a baseball player.”

Tebow has been part of the Mets’ organization since signing a Minor League contract in September.

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