Tebow promoted to Class A-Advanced, leaving the Fireflies
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) -- Tim Tebow is saying 'good-bye' to the Columbia Fireflies.
New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson announced the 29-year-old outfielder will be promoted to the Class A-Advanced St. Lucie Mets after tonight's game. Three other Fireflies were also called up this week.
A press conference with Tebow is scheduled for 4 p.m. He will leave Columbia immediately after the game and is unable to sign post-game autographs.
Fireflies president John Katz said that Tebow's contributions to the team and community "have made a tremendous impact on our team, the City of Columbia and the entire South Atlantic League. We wish Tim the best as he continues his journey to Citi Field."
Known as a two-time national champion at Florida and a former NFL quarterback, Tebow signed with the Mets on September 8, 2016 and was placed in Columbia back in March. His first game was on April 6 in front of a sold out Spirit Communications Park.
The Fireflies play the Kannapolis Intimidators tonight at Spirit Communications Park, starting at 5:05 p.m. Tebow has appeared in 63 games and has a .222 batting average, along with 23 runs and 23 walks. With 14 doubles, he leaves the Fireflies with the second-most doubles on the team.
Tickets for Tebow's final game can be bought here.