Tim Tebow is going to be playing a lot closer to his Florida fan base.  On Sunday, the New York Mets announced that Tebow had earned a promotion to High-A ball in St. Lucie, Florida.

Tebow is hitting .222 in 63 games with the Columbia Fireflies in the South Atlantic League. Tebow has hit three home runs and driven in 22 RBIs.

Tebow helped lead the Fireflies to a 40-28 first half record, finishing only a half game behind Greenville for the first half title.

Columbia also saw Tebow-mania take over their ballpark as the Fireflies are leading the SAL in average and overall attendance. Columbia is averaging more than 5,000 fans per game. Last season, the Fireflies drew an average of 3,785.

Tebow moves to St. Lucie who finished the first half of their Florida State League schedule with a 33-35 record, seven and a half games out of first place.

Tebow will begin playing for the Mets on Tuesday at home against Palm Beach at 6:30 PM.

Former Gator Peter Alonso is also on the St. Lucie roster. Alonso has hit .235 with 5 home runs and 18 RBIs in just 28 games.

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