PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — So, spring training is well underway, and the New York Mets just announced their first round of reassignments this afternoon. Among those players include Mets minor leaguer and former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow.
Tebow, who inked with the Mets as a Minor League free agent in September 2016, went 2-for-13 (.154) with a home run in 10 spring games.
Additionally, former Brooklyn Cyclones lefty Thomas Szapucki (the Mets’ No. 7 prospect per MLB Pipeline), Jordan Humphreys (No. 14 prospect), and righty Matt Blackham all wind up in minor league spring training.
Humphreys pitched in two spring games, allowing one run on two hits over two innings with two strikeouts. Kilome also made two spring appearances, giving up two runs on three hits with two strikeouts spanning two frames.
Note: After Szapucki has endured a handful of injuries — including Tommy John Surgery — he made a healthy return with the Class Single-A Columbia Fireflies in 2019, ending a nearly 22-month layoff.
The former fourth-round pick of New York in the 2015 MLB amateur draft pitched his way up to Double-A Binghamton after a strong performance in the Florida State League. After the season, the Mets added Szapucki to their 40-man roster.