NY Mets: Tim Tebow had a rough day in the field. But he had a big day at the plate this week

Dan Rorabaugh
Treasure Coast
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Tim Tebow has been trying to make the Mets' major league roster for four seasons. While attempting that climb, he's likely to fall every once in a while.

The first week of spring training hasn't been kind to the former University of Florida and NFL quarterback. The Heisman Trophy winner is 1 for 8 with six strikeouts this spring, his fourth in Port St. Lucie.

During Friday's game at Clover Park, Tebow was tracking a fly ball in the ninth inning when the turf monster got to him.

Paired with an 0-for-2 day at the plate, it wasn't the best day for the two-time national football champion and fan favorite.

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But the spring hasn't been all bad for the former Gator. Tebow has only one hit in the Grapefruit League this season, but it was a memorable one: a two-run home run off the Detroit Tigers' Alex Wilson on Tuesday.

Tebow and the Mets head to West Palm Beach on Saturday to face the Houston Astros. The fans' next chance to see the team in Port St. Lucie is Sunday, a split-squad game against the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals.

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