The New York Mets will sign Tim Tebow to a minor league contract, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
According to the report, Tebow will first play in either an instructional league or in the Arizona Fall League, a short-season league in the fall used to get younger prospects some additional experience.
The move is a bit of a surprise as many thought Tebow would sign with the Braves.
The move seemed to make more sense for the Braves. Tebow is from nearby Jacksonville and first became a national sensation while playing at the University of Florida, an area of the state that already has a lot of Braves fans.
The Mets will have the option to invite Tebow to spring training in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
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