The Binghamton Rumble Ponies and New York Mets officially announced that outfielder Tim Tebow will begin the season with the local Double-A Affiliate.

According to a press release from the Rumble Ponies, Tebow is excited to play locally.

“I’m excited to take the next step in my baseball career by playing for the Rumble Ponies,” said Tebow. “I look forward to getting to play in front of the Binghamton fans and around the Eastern League.”

Team president John Hughes expressed his excitement for the community as well.

“This is yet another win for this community,” said team president John Hughes. “It is an honor the New York Mets entrust the team and this community to assist in the development of their top prospects. We are eager to welcome Tim and the rest of the Rumble Ponies players to the Southern Tier in pursuit of the Eastern League title.”

The Binghamton Rumble Ponies open their season Thursday April 5th at 6:35pm against the Portland Sea Dogs.Tickets for that game can be purchased right now at BINGRP.COM.