Tim Tebow signs minor league contract with the New York Mets

NEW YORK -- It's Tebow time in New York.

The New York Mets announced on Thursday that they have signed former Heisman-winning quarterback Tim Tebow to a minor league contract.

ESPN reports Tebow will begin his professional baseball career with the Mets' instructional league team in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The former NFL quarterback worked out for 46 scouts representing 28 teams last week, surprising some with his power and speed. Scouts said he was in incredible shape, but his defensive performance was forgettable.

During his MLB showcase, which consisted of a 60-yard dash, two outfield tests, batting practice and “live batting practice,” Tebow did crush a pitch approximately 430-feet over the right field fence.

Here's another look at the home run: