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How’s this for making a great first impression? On the first pitch he saw in his first instructional league at-bat for the Mets on Wednesday afternoon, Tim Tebow hit a home run.

Tebow, batting second, was making his debut in Port St. Lucie, Fla., against the Cardinals’ instructional league team. It was the former NFL quarterback’s first official game in the Mets’ organization since signing a Minor League contract on Sept. 8. He grounded out in his second at-bat.

Tebow had played in a three-inning intrasquad game on Tuesday in preparation for Wednesday’s debut. He had two hits in that contest and ended the game with a sliding catch in the outfield.

“I honestly feel every day I get a little more comfortable,” Tebow said Tuesday. “Just being able to see live pitches and live at-bats. I think just every approach, every day, all the work we’re putting in — we’re getting better every day, that’s the goal.”

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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