Tebow went down looking Tuesday against the Buffalo Bisons when he faced Jordan Petterson, who had never pitched in minors before.

Tim Tebow hits new low, strikes out against position player pitching


Instead of hitting baseballs, Tim Tebow is hitting a new low.

The outfielder has struggled in his first season with the Triple-A Syracuse Mets, but took things to another level in Tuesday's 16-2 win over the Buffalo Bisons when he was struck out by a position player who had never pitched in minors before.

Tebow faced Jordan Petterson, who usually plays first base and outfield, but went down looking.

And the Bisons were ruthless about it on Twitter.

Take a look:

Tebow, 31, is hitting .156 with one home run and 12 RBIs in 40 games with Syracuse.

Tebow went 4 for 15 (.267) in Grapefruit League action during spring training and as hoped to build on a decent season at Double-A Binghamton last year. The 31-year-old slashed .273/.336/.399 with six home runs in 84 games, improving his OPS by nearly 80 points from his first minor league campaign before his season ended in late July with a broken bone in his hand.

He reiterated his commitment to baseball when he found out he'd start the season in Syracuse.

"Every day, I'm all-in on pursuing this," he said. "You've been around here, you've seen that. That's just my goal and we're going to give it as good a shot as we can."



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