The New York Mets signed former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow to a minor-league contract, the team announced Thursday.
Financial terms and length of contract were not disclosed.
The deal was first reported by ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter.
The Mets say that the 29-year-old will report to the Instructional League.
Tebow worked out for 28 out the 30 MLB teams during a showcase on Aug. 30, showing impressive power, running the 60-yard dash and doing outfield drills.
Among the teams that were reportedly interested in Tebow include the Atlanta Braves, who said earlier this week that they were engaged in conversations with Tebow’s representatives with the possibility of signing him to a deal.
Tebow hasn’t played organized baseball since his junior year in high school and spent six seasons on various NFL rosters, although he hadn’t appeared in a NFL regular season game since 2012 when he was a member of the New York Jets.
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