Tim Tebow arrives for New York Mets spring training in Port St. Lucie
5:49 AM, Feb 27, 2017
4:52 PM, Feb 27, 2017
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Tim Tebow mania is coming back to Port Saint Lucie!
Around 9 a.m. Monday, the former Florida Gators quarterback arrived at the New York Mets spring training facility.
MLB.com reports Tebow was scheduled to take part in batting practice and outfield drills with the team after he held an 11 a.m. news conference at First Data Field.
The 29-year-old was a big attraction in Port St. Lucie last fall. The Mets placed him here for their instructional league. He participated in a separate league with the Mets in Arizona after leaving South Florida.
Tebow could play in spring training games with the pros over the next month. But Mets Manager Terry Collins said there is a difficult road ahead of Tebow before he makes it to the Major Leagues. The manager admitted he has yet to meet Tebow.
The Astros defeated the Mets 5-2 at First Data Field.