Tim Tebow starting with Mets' Double-A affiliate this season

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The former Florida Gators star and 2007 Heisman Trophy victor will open the 2018 season with the New York Mets' Double-A minor league affiliate, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

The Mets have assigned the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at UF to Class AA Binghamton to begin the 2018 minor-league baseball season, according to an mlb.com report.

Tim Tebow is moving up this season.

Last year, in his first season as a baseball player, Tebow hit.226/.309/.347 with eight home runs in 126 Single-A games. Twitter users were cynical of the Mets' decision to send the former National Football League quarterback to Double-A. His next promotion with the club would send him to the Las Vegas 51s.

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Rumors started to speculate as Tebow struggled during spring training, after hurting his ankle and only going 1 for 18 in seven games.

The Rumble Ponies have not officially confirmed the announcement.

If past year is any template, Tebow could spend 60-something games at Double-A this season before moving up to Triple-A.

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