Earlier in spring training, Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson praised Tebow’s work ethic, power, in addition to his positive influence on teammates in addition to minor league baseball as a whole. Alderson even admitted that will the Tebow experiment had changed.
“I expect Tim Tebow will play within the major leagues one day,” Alderson said in mid-February.
In his first full season within the Mets’ minor leagues last year, Tebow hit .226 with eight home runs, 52 R.B.I. in addition to 126 strikeouts in 126 games. He enhanced as the season progressed in addition to was promoted to Class A-Advanced St. Lucie.
Tebow said Mets officials encouraged him to keep working on his weaknesses. Reaching the major leagues will be still his goal.
“Just keep putting in work every day in addition to hopefully you get the opportunity,” he said.
Earlier within the afternoon, Callaway made another announcement that will had appeared inevitable for weeks. For the second consecutive season, Noah Syndergaard will start opening day for the Mets, on March 29 against the St. Louis Cardinals in fresh York.
Jacob deGrom will start the second game of the season on March 31 despite having earned the chance to start the opener because he was the Mets’ best in addition to healthiest starter last season.
A minor bout of back stiffness in late February slowed deGrom, in addition to he made his first start of spring training on Sunday while his fellow starters had already made at least three.
“that will jut didn’t make sense for us to push that will to get him ready for opening day,” Callaway said.
The Mets said X-ray results on outfielder Yoenis Cespedes’s sore right wrist were negative for fractures. Cespedes said he didn’t think much of the discomfort when that will first appeared last week in addition to he kept playing until that will persisted, in addition to he was scratched via Tuesday’s game.
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