Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida

Tebow being promoted to Mets' affiliate in Florida

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced Tebow's promotion Sunday. So he will join the Class A Advanced St. Lucie Mets, in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Fireflies president John Katz says Tebow's made a "tremendous impact" on the team and he wishes him the best "as he continues his journey to Citi Field".

Tebow is mostly known for his Gator Glory, winning the Heisman Trophy with the Florida Gators and leading to team to a national title while playing on a team that won another one.

Tebow, 29, hit.222 at Columbia with three home runs in 63 games.

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"I'm thankful for all of the opportunities from the Mets", Tebow said at his press conference Sunday.

But Tebow has recently improved in certain aspects, Alderson said, such as power, on-base percentage and exit velocity.

Tebow began his first pro baseball season with Class A Columbia, drawing huge crowds at home and wherever the Fireflies went in the South Atlantic League. "You'll get so many questions about the bus rides and everything... You have to focus on, 'Am I seeing the pitches, am I identifying them and what am I doing with them, am I finding things that I can do damage with.' The results are whatever else people are talking about". "The opportunity to come here and everything that the Fireflies did and their fans and the support".

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