Collins: Tebow likely done in Mets' big-league camp
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Tim Tebow's first stint with the New York Mets began with much fanfare but ended without a hit.

Tebow wrapped up his second Grapefruit League appearance Friday by going 0-for-4 with one strikeout. Manager Terry Collins later said the former Heisman winner isn't likely to appear in any more games with the major-league club this spring, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

The 29-year-old made his Mets debut Wednesday against the Boston Red Sox, and went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and a hit by pitch while serving as the designated hitter.

Tebow appeared in both right and left field Friday, and said he preferred playing defensively as opposed to just being a DH.

"I think it definitely keeps you warmed (up) more, into the game a little bit more," Tebow told reporters. "I think because of it, it keeps you a little more comfortable, you're just into the rhythm. Even just sprinting out, going back, continuing to warm up.

"It's nice to get the opportunity to get some real plays. We had a couple days of practice getting some outfield drills, but it's different to be able to do it in a game."

Though Tebow failed to record a hit during his time with the Mets, there was no shortage of memorable moments. He warmed up in the wrong on-deck circle prior to his first at-bat against the Red Sox, and was involved in a pair of exchanges with the home plate umpire due to Tebow's dissatisfaction with the strike zone.

On Friday, an alleged stalker of Tebow's who claimed to be his wife arrived at he ballpark and was eventually arrested.

"I wish her the best and just pray for her," Tebow said, according to NJ.com's Brendan Kuty.

Tebow will spend the rest of spring training in minor-league camp before being assigned to a team for the start of the regular season.

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