New York Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow has a broken hamate bone in his right hand and is likely to miss the remainder of the season, the team announced on Monday.
Source confirms: Tim Tebow broke the hamate bone in his right hand and will undergo surgery tomorrow.
Tebow had opened eyes this year at Double-A Binghamton, batting .273 with six home runs and a .734 OPS. This severely damages any chance he had at being a September call-up.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 23, 2018
The Binghamton outfielder sustained the injury in Friday night’s game against Eastern League opponent Trenton. Binghamton is the Mets’ Double-A affiliate. He was placed on the disabled list Saturday.
Tebow played in the Eastern League All-Star Game earlier this month. He was batting .273 with six home runs and 36 RBIs in what Ricco described Monday as a “positive” season for the former Heisman Trophy winner.
“I view this as nothing but a positive,” Ricco said of Tebow’s progress. “He’s made great strides.”
Tebow also had a team-high 103 strikeouts in 83 games this season. Tebow ain’t getting any younger, hopefully he can make it to the majors next season. Praying for you Timmy.