Tim Tebow is heading to the All-Star Game — in the Eastern League, that is.
On Friday, the Double-A league announced preliminary rosters for the annual midsummer showcase, which is scheduled for July 11 in Trenton, N.J. Tebow was selected after batting .261/.335/.398 in his first 67 games for Binghamton. He has 5 home runs, 12 doubles, a triple and 30 RBI.
Tebow, a former Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, is in his second season in the New York Mets organization. He was promoted to Double-A to begin 2018 after playing for Low Class A Columbia (S.C.) and Class A Advanced St. Lucie (Fla.) last season.
Tebow will be one of the oldest players in the league’s All-Star Game. He will turn 31 on Aug. 14.
Despite Tebow’s age, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson made public comments over the last 16 months that he believes Tebow will play in the majors one day. While many doubt that, Tebow appears to be on a decent track with the first All-Star berth of his professional baseball career.