Tim Tebow is headed back to SEC country. This time it will be in a ball cap in the land of the Gamecocks, playing for the Columbia Fireflies.
The New York Mets announced Monday the Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Florida has been assigned to the team's single A franchise in Columbia, South Carolina.
"Sending him to a full season club is what we hoped to be able to do,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told Newsday in New York on Monday. “And based on what he’s done in spring training, and his whole body of work since last fall, we feel comfortable with him going to Columbia.”
The Mets signed the one-time NFL quarterback to a developmental deal last year and he was assigned to the Cactus Fall League. He has appeared in eight spring training games this year for the Mets.