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Mets Announce New Update On Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow staring into the distance.

PEORIA, AZ - OCTOBER 13: Tim Tebow #15 (New York Mets) of the Scottsdale Scorpions watches from the dugout during the Arizona Fall League game against the Peoria Javelinas at Peoria Stadium on October 13, 2016 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The New York Mets announced this evening a major update on the future of Tim Tebow's baseball career.

The former star quarterback-turned-minor leaguer has been invited to major league spring training.

Spring training starts in a little more than a month.

Tebow, 31, was one of several New York Mets' prospects who received the invite to major league spring training.

Mets' management has been high on Tebow since his arrival into the franchise's farm system.

New York's new general manager, Brodie Van Wagenen, said after he was hired that Tebow would begin his 2019 season at the AAA level, meaning he's just one step away from the major leagues.

“If Tim Tebow is the best offensive player in Triple-A at that point, he’s going to be in (manager Mickey Callaway's) lineup,” Van Wagenen said in November.

Tebow hit 273 with six home runs and 36 RBI in 84 games in 2018 for Class AA Binghamton last season. His season was cut short due to a season-ending injury in July, suffering a broken bone.

It's been a busy offseason for Tebow, who got engaged to his girlfriend earlier this month.

"Thank you for saying YES and making me the happiest man in the world. You’re the love of my life, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you," he wrote.

It's looking like 2019 could be a huge year for the former Heisman Trophy winner.