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Tim Tebow Will Continue Baseball Career In Arizona Fall League

Tim Tebow baseball update: the former Heisman winner's career on the diamond will continue in the Arizona Fall League.

The New York Mets, which signed the former Florida star and NFL quarterback, made the announcement that Tebow would move on to Arizona this afternoon.

Mets first base coach Tom Goodwin will manage Tebow with the Scottsdale Scorpions, which also serves as an affiliate club for the Angels, Giants, Phillies, and Yankees. Tebow will not be the first star athlete to play for Scottsdale. Michael Jordan also played for the team during his brief baseball dalliance.

Mike Trout and Brice Harper also played for the Scorpions during their minor league careers.

The Arizona Fall League features many of the elite prospects in the minor leagues. Mets' general manager Sandy Alderson says that he looks forward to seeing Tebow face advanced competition. From SNY:

"We want Tim to play in more games to continue developing his skills on the field while facing advanced competition."

Tebow also commented on this next step in his baseball career.

"Working in the Instructional League has been a lot of fun and productive," Tebow said. "We worked hard and I was able to see a lot of pitches and work on different things. There was great coaching and I tried to improve every day. I plan to use the Fall League as an opportunity to improve. It's a blessing and a great opportunity."

Last week, Tebow hit a home run on the first pitch he faced in the Florida Instructional League. The Fall League will be a big step up in competition for the 29-year old. Against all odds, the Tim Tebow baseball experiment continues on. While many may be tired of the story, it would be pretty cool to see how far he can get in the Mets' organization.