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Sports Tebow will play for Philippines in World Baseball Classic

01:55  27 february  2020
01:55  27 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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The New York Mets outfielder and former NFL quarterback will play for his birth country in this month’s World Baseball Classic qualifiers in Arizona.

Mets outfielder Tim Tebow , who was born in the Philippines in 1987, will represent his birth country in the World Baseball Classic qualifiers in Tucson, Ariz. Vying to be one of the four nations to qualify for WBC 2021, Philippines will play its first game against the Czech Republic on.

Tim Tebow wearing a blue uniform holding a baseball bat: New York Mets minor league outfielder Tim Tebow, who was born in the Philippines, will compete for the Asian nation in next month's qualifying tournament for the 2021 World Baseball Classic © Mark Brown New York Mets minor league outfielder Tim Tebow, who was born in the Philippines, will compete for the Asian nation in next month's qualifying tournament for the 2021 World Baseball Classic

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Tim Tebow is set to swing into action for a new team.

The New York Mets minor league outfielder and former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will play for the Philippines next month in the World Baseball Classic.

Tebow was born in the Philippines in 1987 when his parents were serving as missionaries in the country. The family moved to Florida when he was 3 years old.

“I'm kind of excited about it,” Tebow said Wednesday. “I think it's cool.”

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Before resuming play at the final round of the Asian Baseball Championship, the Philippines went on to defend their title at the 2007 Southeast Asian At the 2017 World Baseball Classic qualifiers in February 2016, the Philippines was managed by American Tim Hulett.[3] At the 2017 Asian Baseball

Teams often call up players from minor-league camp for split-squad games, and the Mets will need more help than usual this week because they have a whopping 14 players leaving for the World Baseball Classic . All those extra at-bats will give Tebow a chance to play in a real spring game.

On Tuesday, Tebow homered in a spring training game against Detroit. He's spent parts of four seasons in the minors with the Mets, and hit .163 with four home runs and 19 RBIs in 77 games last year in his first Triple-A action.

Tebow won two national championships at Florida, then played in the NFL with Denver and the New York Jets.

Tebow said Mets management supported his upcoming stint in the WBC. The Philippines will play in a qualifying tournament March 20-25 in Tucson, Arizona, with teams from Panama, New Zealand, Great Britain, the Czech Republic and Spain.

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