Tim Tebow has been making a serious effort to become a Major League Baseball player and it looks like his efforts are paying off.
Last month, Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen announced that Tebow would be playing baseball with the Mets’ AAA team, the Syracuse Chiefs, and moving up from the AA Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
On Wednesday, Van Wagenen gave even more good news to Tebow’s baseball career when he revealed that the former NFL QB was “one step away” from playing in the majors.
“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 a recent interview, per USA Today.
He also noted that an injury to the outfield could open up a spot on the Mets roster earlier than expected.
Van Wagenen, a former agent, represented Tebow during his AA baseball stint.
Last year with Binghampton, Tebow had a .273 batting average and six homers, along with 36 RBI in 84 games played. His numbers were actually going up in June and July before a hand injury forced him to miss the rest of the season.