New York Mets farmhand Tim Tebow out for the season

New York Mets farmhand Tim Tebow out for the season

Syracuse Mets outfielder Tim Tebow's season has been ended by an injury to his left pinky. It's an unfortunate end to an already-disappointing season for the National Football League quarterback-turned-left-fielder; in his first taste of Triple-A ball, he managed a paltry.163/.240/.255 at the plate with four home runs, 19 RBI, and two stolen bases (in four chances) across 264 plate appearances.

This season was a bit of struggle for Tebow. For reference, Jacob deGrom, who is both the same age as Tebow and a pitcher, has slashed.196/.260/.304 against major league pitchers.

Here's to hoping the next Tim Tebow update is more uplifting.

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This is the second straight year Tebow's season will end prematurely.

Healey tweeted that the Mets expect Tebow, who turns 32 next month, to return to baseball in 2020. Despite earning an All-Star berth in Double-A past year, Tebow owns a career.223/.299/.338 slash line in 287 games across four minor-league levels.

Compare that to his AA all-star season with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies last season (.263 Avg, 6 HR, 36 RBI in 84 games), Tebow has left much to be desired.