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Tebow Takes Another Step Toward Major League Baseball, Plus He's on the 'Million Dollar Mile'


Tim Tebow just earned another big baseball promotion, heading to Triple-A ball when he returns in the spring.  That means he's one step closer to his dream of playing Major League Baseball.

Triple-A is the highest level of Minor League Baseball. Tebow will now be playing for Syracuse.

"Timmy is not a guy you want to put restraints on," new Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. "If he sees a block, he's going to work that much harder to go overcome whatever somebody places on him. I believe in him."

The NFL quarterback turned New York Mets minor leaguer has also been tapped to host a 10-episode high-stakes physical competition series on CBS called "Million Dollar Mile."

As its name suggests, contestants will have a chance to win $1 million every time they run the course. As part of the competition, they must face down a group of elite athletes whose singular mission is to do whatever it takes to stop the contestants from winning the money.

"Watching good people compete at their highest ability is always inspirational to me," said Tebow, a two-time NCAA national champion, first-round NFL draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner.

"'Million Dollar Mile' is a show that does just that," he added. "It motivates, thrills and is aspirational, and I'm excited to be hosting this show."

Tebow will be joined by commentators Matt "Money" Smith, a play-by-play announcer for the LA Chargers, and Maria Taylor, a reporter for ESPN.

The show's executive producer is none other than NBA legend LeBron James.

"So excited about this!!!" the Lakers star tweeted. "Let's go."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the production on the series is already underway in Los Angeles. However, a network premiere date hasn't yet been set.

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