Tim Tebow Reassigned From Mets Major League Spring Training After Disappointing Performance

New York Mets' Tim Tebow
New York Mets' Tim Tebow / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Unfortunately, Tim Tebow will not be the next Bo Jackson. The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was sent down to minor league camp after another disappointing Spring Training with New York.

In his fourth Spring Training with the New York Mets after joining the team in 2016, Tebow will be reassigned the Triple-A Syracuse Mets to begin the 2020 season.

Tebow went 2-for-13 (.154) in Spring Training, not nearly the mark he or the Mets were looking for. He did, however, hit a home run against Detroit on Feb. 25:

The Florida Gators legend played 77 games for the Syracuse Mets in 2019, where he hit .163 with four home runs, 19 RBIs and 98 strikeouts in 264 at-bats. Injuries have marred Tebow's baseball career thus far, limiting any promise he's shown in the minors.

In 2017, Tebow injured his left hand while fielding a ball in the outfield. Then in 2018, he fractured a bone in his right hand. The next season, after playing 77 games, a laceration on his left hand kept him out for an extended period of time.

Tebow was part of the first round of cuts from the major league Spring Training, joining pitchers Stephen Gonsalves, Thomas Szapucki, Jordan Humphreys, Franklyn Kilome, Matt Blackham, Nick Rumbelow, Francisco Ríos and Stephen Nogosek along with catchers David Rodríguez and Austin Bossart.