- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Tim Tebow has been reassigned to minor league camp by the New York Mets after hitting .267 with one RBI in eight spring training games.

The 31-year-old outfielder attended big league camp for the second straight year. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner for 4 for 15 with no extra-base hits in 18 plate appearances during spring training.

Tebow batted .273 with six home runs, 14 doubles and 36 RBIs in 84 games for Double-A Binghamton last year.

New York also optioned right-handers Paul Sewald and Jacob Rhame to Syracuse on Tuesday and re-assigned right-hander Arquimedes Caminero, infielder Andres Gimenez, infielder Dilson Herrera, outfielder Rymer Liriano and catcher Ali Sanchez to minor league camp.

Meanwhile, the Mets will finish spring training with a workout inside Syracuse University’s Carrier Dome.



The team announced Tuesday the practice on March 26 will be held from noon to 2 p.m. It’s free and open to the public.

Syracuse is the new home of the Mets‘ Triple-A affiliate where Tebow is expected to start the season. 

Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon says in a release the organization “is thrilled the Syracuse community will have a chance to connect with our players up close and personal.”

Among the Mets players scheduled to work out on the Carrier Dome turf are opening day starter Jacob deGrom, Robinson Cano and Noah Syndergaard. The Mets open the regular season on March 28 at Washington against the Nationals. Syracuse was the Triple-A home of the Nationals up until last season.

Pete Sala, vice president and chief facilities officer at Syracuse University, says the practice will be the first time baseball will be played in the Carrier Dome. The dome is home to Syracuse basketball and football.

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