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Tim Tebow retires from baseball

February 18, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - SEPTEMBER 19: Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Mets works out at an instructional league day at Tradition Field on September 19, 2016 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow's career in professional baseball is over.

(CNN)Tim Tebow's career in professional baseball is over.

The 33-year-old former college and NFL quarterback, who played in the New York Mets' minor league system, announced his retirement from the sport Wednesday.

"I want to thank the Mets, Mr. Alderson, the fans and all my teammates for the chance to be a part of such a great organization," Tebow in a Mets statement.

Thank you again for everyone's support of this awesome journey in baseball, I'll always cherish my time as a Met. "

In a three-year NFL career, he played for the Denver Broncos and then the New York Jets.

"It has been a pleasure to have Tim in our organization as he's been a consummate professional during his four years with the Mets," said Mets team president Sandy Alderson.

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