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 Posted: Mon Feb 27th, 2017 09:11 pm
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Once again, it's Tebow time.

Get ready for some excitement, New York Mets fans, as Tim Tebow will make his debut spring training appearance Monday. The 29-year-old will be part of the Mets' STEP camp, which is reserved for the organization's most anticipated prospects, according to Anthony DiComo of

"This game's about our fans," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "It will always be about our fans. And this guy, he's a special person. He's a tremendous athlete. He's got a huge name in the sports world. And he's in our organization trying to be a baseball player. I'm certainly not going to take anything away from that. I salute him for what he's trying to do. It's not going to be easy. It's going to be very difficult."

Tebow's transition to the majors has been a hot topic since he first performed for scouts, earning a minor-league deal with the Mets. His Arizona Fall League debut started with a bang, as the 29-year-old hit a home run on the first pitch he saw. However, he finished 2016 batting .194 with 20 strikeouts in 62 plate appearances.

While it's unlikely Tebow will make it to the majors, Collins made note of his demeanor and determination as an athlete.

"I don't know him," Collins said. "I've never met him. But I know he's a tremendous competitor, and I know he's a winner, and that's going to mean a lot in that big clubhouse full of young kids over there."