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The New York Mets have signed Tim Tebow to a minor-league contract, the team has confirmed.
Adam Schefter of ESPN first reported the signing.
According to the Mets, Tebow will first play in their instructional league this fall – a low-level league that typically is for the development of young prospects.
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.