Tim Tebow is becoming a Firefly.
The former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will continue his new life as a professional baseball player as a member of the Columbia Fireflies in South Carolina.
Tebow has been assigned to start the 2017 season with the New York Mets’ Class A affiliate in the South Atlantic League, where he is expected to be an everyday player in right or left field.
“Sending him to a full-season club is what we hoped to be able to do,” Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson told Newsday on Monday. “And...