Tim Tebow is retiring from professional baseball after playing more than four years in the New York Mets system.
The Mets and Tebow, a former NFL quarterback, announced his retirement from baseball on Wednesday. Tebow said in a statement that he felt “called in other directions,” but declined to specify what he may be picking up or investing more of his time in post-pro baseball.
“I want to thank the Mets, [Mets team President Sandy Alderson], the fans and all my teammates for the chance to be a part of such a great organization,” Tebow said. “I loved every minute of the journey, but at this time I feel called in other directions. I never want to be partially in on anything. I always want to be 100 percent in on whatever I choose. Thank you again for everyone’s support of this awesome journey in baseball, I’ll always cherish my time as a Met. #LGM”
Alderson also put out