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Mets' Tim Tebow heading to Arizona Fall League

Mets' Tim Tebow heading to Arizona Fall League
Tim Tebow watches his home run during the first inning of an instructional game on Sept. 28. (Luis M. Alvarez / Associated Press)

Tim Tebow, signed last month by the New York Mets, will get a close-up view of top-tier baseball talent when he plays in the Arizona Fall League.

Tebow had been honing his skills in the major league club's instructional camp in Port St. Lucie, Fla., but with the state bracing for Hurricane Matthew the 29-year-old outfielder is being sent to Scottsdale.

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"Working in the instructional league has been a lot of fun and productive," Tebow said of his time in Florida in a statement released by the team. "We worked hard and I was able to see a lot of pitches and work on different things. There was great coaching and I tried to improve every day.

"I plan to use the Fall League as an opportunity to improve. It's a blessing and a great opportunity."

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback hit a home run in his first game in Florida.

Tebow will play for the Scottsdale Scorpions, who open play on Tuesday.

"We want Tim to play in more games to continue developing his skills on the field while facing advanced competition," Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said.

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