Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Ex-QB Tim Tebow Invited to Mets Spring Training

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Ex-QB Tim Tebow Invited to Mets Spring Training

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Prepare to see plenty of Tim Tebow during spring training.

The Mets have invited the former Heisman Trophy winner and current Class AA outfielder to major-league camp. Tebow, who also served as the Jets quarterback, will now have more opportunities to play in Grapefruit League games than last year.

Tebow is one of the most polarizing figures in baseball, but the former college football star is still a draw at the box office. Fans flocked to backfields at the team's complex to Port St. Lucie, Fla, last spring to watch Tebow practice — and also attempt to get his autograph — and packed the stands to see his at-bats in Grapefruit League games.

Last year marked Tebow's first spring training, and he only appeared sporadically in games since he was in minors camp. This invite to spring training allows Tebow the chance to play much more often since he will be in major-league camp. …

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