Tebow assigned to Mets' Single-A team in SC

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The New York Mets announced Monday the Heisman Trophy victor from the University of Florida has been assigned to the team's single A franchise in Columbia, South Carolina.

Tebow - who is expected to wear No. 15 for the Fireflies - won the Heisman Trophy at Florida in 2007, and quarterbacked the Gators to the BCS national championship in 2008.

Tebow is hitting.235 in six Grapefruit League games this spring. He'll join the Fireflies as an outfielder in the South Atlantic League. "We've got lots of room for lots of players at lots of different levels". In 19 games with the Scottsdale Scorpions, Tebow accrued 62 at-bats and hit.194/.296/.242, striking out 20 times and walking eight times.

Tim Tebow's first stop on what he hopes is a journey to the major leagues has been determined. Nothing better than a little Twitter war between Single-A clubs to highlight just how silly it is that the Tebow hype machine has made its way to an actual professional baseball roster.

"No one works harder than Tim did this Spring", Collins told Newsday. Not long after instructional league, he was sent to the Arizona Fall League, even though Alderson said Mets knew he'd be "somewhat overmatched, especially early on". "But what he's done in spring training has convinced us that this is where he should go. I'm sure he'll be a great influence on the kids in Columbia and the fans will enjoy watching him play".

Tebow will likely appear across SC. The fact that he's starting at Columbia, he's really not taking anybody's spot.

Tebow started 11 games for the Broncos in 2011 and led Denver to an AFC West Division title and a playoff victory.

After his football career ended, Tebow has worked with the SEC Network and his foundation.