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New York Mets Announce Future Plans For OF Tim Tebow

Tim Tebow holding a baseball bat behind his back.

PEORIA, AZ - OCTOBER 13: Tim Tebow #15 (New York Mets) of the Scottsdale Scorpions warms up in 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)

Tim Tebow's baseball future is in the air after the former college football star suffered a season-ending wrist injury in 2018. The New York Mets, though, expect him to return for another season in 2019.

According to Newsday, Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said he expects Tebow to return for a third season. Tebow, who is currently working for ESPN as a college football analyst, has not commented on his future.

"I’m sure that’s his last impression of himself," Ricco said. "I’d be surprised if he didn’t want to continue," per the report.

Here's more from Newsday:

The Mets are expecting outfielder Tim Tebow back in 2019 for a third season of professional baseball, assistant general manager John Ricco said, adding that the former NFL quarterback — and current ESPN college football analyst — hasn’t given the organization any reason to believe otherwise.

Tebow had a breakout year in 2018 before suffering a broken hamate bone in his right hand. He finished the year with a .273/.336/.399 slash line to go along with six homers and 36 RBIs in 84 games.

He was also named to the All-Star team.