Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is still alive in the big leagues and inching closer to going to the big show.
The club announced that the Mets outfielder will report to the Arizona Fall League on Sunday and play for Scottsdale, MLB Trade Rumors reports.
“We want Tim to play in more games to continue developing his skills on the field while facing advanced competition,” said Mets general manager Sandy Alderson during the announcement, per MLB Trade Rumors.
The 29-year-old will play for the Scottsdale Scorpions, a team made up of Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Angels prospects, and managed by former big league outfielder Tom Goodwin.
Tebow completed his stretch in the Florida instructional league Mets team by going 4 for 14 (.286) with a home run—in his first at-bat—and two walks in three games. The fall league in Arizona will be more challenging for him—prior to Florida he hadn’t played baseball since high school—as these prospects are the best of the best.
Tebow signed a minor league contract with the Mets back in September, receiving a $100,000 signing bonus.