New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow will not be getting a call to the big league club when MLB rosters expand in September.
Showing himself more than capable of performing well against top-level minor league competition, most figured the next step in Tebow’s career would be Triple-A Las Vegas before getting a taste of the majors.
Unfortunately, the former Heisman winner and Denver Broncos first-round pick suffered a broken bone in his hand over the weekend and will require surgery. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, this will sideline Tebow for the remainder of the season.
Mets’ minor-league OF Tim Tebow broke the hamate bone in his right hand swinging the bat this weekend and is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday and is now likely out for the season, per MLB source. #sticktobasketball
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2018
The 30-year-old outfielder was hitting at a .273 clip with six homers and 36 RBI in Double-A Binghamton prior to suffering the injury. He had posted a .319 average over the past month and was a member of the league’s All-Star squad.
Here’s to hoping that Tebow makes a full recovery and doesn’t give up his dream of playing in the majors. He’s proven himself to be a pretty darn good player.