After his most productive Grapefruit League game this month, the New York Mets announced that Tim Tebow's stint with the big league club this spring is likely over.
Tebow recorded his first multi-hit game and made an excellent catch in right field on Wednesday against the Miami Marlins. Nonetheless, manager Terry Collins said that Tebow will play only in minor league games the remainder of the spring.
"I tried to make the most out of it as far as a learning opportunity," Tebow told reporters afterward. "Learn from as many of the guys, coaches as possible and try to absorb as much knowledge as possible."
In five spring games playing in both left and right field, and once as the designated hitter, Tebow went 3-for-14 with four strikeouts. He had three hits in his final six at-bats.
The Mets have just one more day of split-squad games - on March 27 - and an off day next Tuesday, which means at-bats for Tebow will be scarce as the Mets' regulars start to stretch out for Opening Day. It's likely he'll be assigned to one of their Class A affiliates at the end of spring training.