Report: Mets assign Tebow to Double-A Binghamton

Tim Tebow will open his season at Double-A Binghamton, according to the New York Post. The New York Mets reassigned the struggling outfielder to their minor league camp two weeks ago after he went 1-for-18 with 11 strikeouts in major league spring training.

The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback split last season between low Class-A Columbia (S.C.) and high Class-A Port St. Lucie (Fla.) and batted .226 with eight homers and 52 RBIs.

With a step up to Double-A, Tebow will face more difficult pitching with the Rumble Ponies.

Tebow, 30, signed with the Mets in 2016.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson raised eyebrows before spring training when he said that he believes Tebow "will play in the major leagues" at some point.

--Field Level Media