PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Tim Tebow was reassigned by the New York Mets to their minor league camp on Tuesday after he went 0 for 4 with four strikeouts in an exhibition against the Houston Astros.
The former NFL quarterback and 2007 Heisman Trophy winner hit .056 (1 for 18) with 11 strikeouts in seven big league exhibition games. The 30-year-old, who is not on the Mets’ 40-man roster, has been hampered by a left ankle sprain.
“I’ll just continue to work in all the areas we’ve been working and making progress. That’s really the focus — to continue the process and the journey and keep working,” Tebow said to reporters following the game.
Tebow’s only hit was a hard single to centre off Washington’s Erick Fedde on March 2. He has been used solely as a designated hitter or pinch hitter because of the injury.
“The ankle was kind of disappointing. I got to put in a lot of good work and feel like I’m improving. It’s getting there,” Tebow said.
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