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Back in the swing: Tim Tebow signs with the Mets

Former Florida and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow works out for MLB scouts at the University of Southern California on Aug. 30.
Former Florida and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow works out for MLB scouts at the University of Southern California on Aug. 30. AP

Tim Tebow is going to wear orange-and-blue once again.

As first reported by ESPN, the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from the University of Florida has reached an agreement to begin his professional baseball career with the New York Mets.

It doesn’t appear Tebow will be taking cuts in Queens anytime soon; Tebow will begin with the Mets’ Instructional League team in Port St. Lucie — about a 2-hour drive north of Marlins Park.

Tebow, who spent last summer in training camp with the Philadelphia Eagles, says he has been working on a return to baseball for the past year.

Tebow was a first-round pick of the Broncos in 2010 and spent three seasons in the NFL but was released by the Patriots and Eagles in successive training camps.

On Aug. 30, Tebow held a workout for a majority of major league teams at the University of Southern California where he hit a number of home runs in batting practice including one that cleared the scoreboard.

Tebow hasn’t played organized baseball since he was an All-State selection at St. Augustine’s Nease High as a junior.

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