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Tim Tebow Not Likely to Be Called Up by Mets, According to GM Sandy Alderson

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJuly 15, 2017

Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow looks out from the dugout before the team's minor league baseball game against the Augusta GreenJackets on Thursday, April 6, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. Columbia defeated Augusta 14-7. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
Sean Rayford/Associated Press

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is shooting down any hopes fans might have of seeing Tim Tebow in Major League Baseball when rosters expand in September. 

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Alderson said he doesn't see a scenario in which Tebow is called up from the minors. 

"Never crossed my mind until about 10 days ago when somebody said it was likely to happen," said Alderson, via ESPN.com"I don't foresee that kind of scenario."

In 80 minor league games this season, Tebow is hitting just .240/.332/.376 with 78 strikeouts in 263 at-bats.

He has fared better in 16 games since being promoted to High-A St. Lucie, posting a .327/.421/.551 slash line with three home runs in 49 at-bats. The former Heisman-winning quarterback hit a walk-off home run in Thursday's game against Daytona. 

This is Tebow's first full season in professional baseball. He signed with the Mets last September and has yet to play any games above High-A. 

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