Mets' Alderson convinced Tebow to return for 2021 season
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Tim Tebow's baseball dream isn't dead yet.

New York Mets president Sandy Alderson recently convinced the minor-league outfielder - and former NFL quarterback - to return to the organization for the 2021 season.

"He’s anxious to come back," Alderson said after speaking to Tebow on Saturday, according to Mollie Walker of the New York Post. "And I told Tim, ‘Look, why would you want to end your quest based on a COVID-related reason? You didn’t get a chance to perform this year.’

"He was hurt a little bit the previous year. So I think Tim is committed to coming back. And I think we’re committed to giving him an opportunity to do that and we’ll see where it goes."

Alderson added that Tebow won't keep getting chances.

"This is not a quest without end," Alderson said. "At some point, it will culminate. But I think that will be at a time when Tim and the organization come to some agreement about where he is and what his potential is. But I didn’t want him to go out based on some COVID-related interruption."

Earlier in November, Tebow was weighing his baseball options and said he didn't want his journey to end just yet. Now he's getting one more shot.

The 33-year-old has been in the Mets' system since signing with the club in 2016. He reached Triple-A in 2019 and hit .163/.240/.255 with four home runs, 19 RBIs, and 98 strikeouts in 77 games.

Mets' Alderson convinced Tebow to return for 2021 season
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