"Tim Tebow will bring major excitement and national attention to the Fireflies and city of Columbia," said Fireflies President John Katz. "Baseball fans, sports fans and Tim Tebow fans will likely come from around the southeast to see him play. We expect this to add to the energy at Spirit Communications Park and around downtown Columbia, especially during our opening weekend (April 6-9)."
For fans hoping to see Tebow in action in the minor leagues, the farthest south the Fireflies play is in Augusta when they visit the Augusta GreenJackets.
The Fireflies' website says barring anything unforeseen, the University of Florida graduate will wear number 15 when he takes the field.