Mets president Sandy Alderson


New York Mets president Sandy Alderson said Tim Tebow’s baseball dream isn’t over yet. After a hand injury cut Tebow’s 2019 season short and the coronavirus pandemic canceled the 2020 minor-league season, Alderson said he encouraged Tebow to return in 2021.

Tebow, an outfielder, has reached the Class AAA level since signing with the team in 2016. He’s constantly drawn heavy fan attention. “So I talked to Tim Saturday, in-between Florida football and some other SEC (broadcasting) obligations,” Alderson said, per the New York Post.

“He’s anxious to come back. And I told Tim, ‘Look, Why would you want to end your quest based on a COVID-related reason? You didn’t get a chance to perform this year.’ He was hurt a little bit the previous year. So I think Tim is committed to coming back. And I think we’re committed to giving him an opportunity to do that and we’ll see where it goes.