Tim Tebow, who hit eighth and served as designated hitter, went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in his spring debut with the New York Mets on Wednesday.

"I think I learned a lot of things," Tebow said. "Just getting in there and seeing pitches for the first time, competing. I mean, I felt OK, put some good swings when I swung. You just learn. It was the first day for me, getting a chance to compete, and I'll learn a lot from it."

The Mets have said Tebow will begin the season in the minors, but haven't revealed at what level.

Terry Collins said he would like to see Tebow take a more aggressive approach at the plate when he plays for the Mets again Friday in a split-squad game against the Houston Astros in Port St. Lucie.