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Report: Finger injury ends Tim Tebow’s minor-league season

Matt Johnson
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In a season marked by disappointment for New York Mets minor-league outfielder Tim Tebow, his 2019 season is reportedly now over after a slow recovery from a bizarre injury.

According to Newsday’s Tim Healey, Tebow’s season will come to an end after it was determined a deep cut he suffered on his left pinky will not heal in time for him to return this season.

The 31-year-old outfielder was one of the worst hitters in the minors this season. He posted an ugly .162/.240/.255 slash line with four home runs, two stolen bases and struck out in 37.1 percent of his plate appearances for Triple-A Syracuse.

While Tebow is expected to make a full recovery and play baseball again in 2020, increasing doubts about his ability to hit against professional competition will only grow from here.

Tebow suffered a laceration to his left pinky in July when he attempted to field a ball in the outfield. His chances of making it to the majors continue to diminish and New York’s experiment is now looking like a failure.