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Tebow demoted

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—Tim Tebow has been reassigned to minor-league camp by the N.Y. Mets after hitting .267 with one RBI in eight spring training games.

The 31-year-old outfielder attended big-league camp for the second-straight year and is expected to start the season at 'AAA' Syracuse.

The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner for 4-for-15 with no extra-base hits in 18 plate appearances during spring training.

Tebow batted .273 with six home runs, 14 doubles, and 36 RBIs in 84 games for 'AA' Binghamton last season.

New York also optioned right-handers Paul Sewald and Jacob Rhame to Syracuse today.

As well, right-hander Arquimedes Caminero, infielder Andres Gimenez, infielder Dilson Herrera, outfielder Rymer Liriano, and catcher Ali Sanchez were re-assigned to minor-league camp.

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