FILE - In this March 2, 2018, file photo, New York Mets' Tim Tebow walks back to the dugout after striking out during the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Washington Nationals, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow is set for hand surgery Tuesday, July 24, 2018, and likely done for the season, dashing his hopes of playing in the majors this year. The 30-year-old outfielder will have surgery in New York to remove his broken right hamate bone. He hurt himself last week swinging the bat. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Tim Tebow Out for Season with Broken Hamate Bone

New York Mets Double-A affiliate outfielder Tim Tebow, has a broken hamate bone in his right hand and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

Tebow injured the hand in Friday night’s game when his Binghamton Rumble Ponies lost 10-3 to the Trenton Thunder. Tebow made a lot of headlines when he decided to pursue a career in baseball in 2016. Many have doubted him and said he could never do it, but since then Tebow has been invited to spring training,  advanced all the way to Double-A, and even earned himself a trip to the Eastern League All-Star game. He was placed on the disabled list Saturday and results came back with bad news.

Tebow had surgery Tuesday with an estimated time for recovery of 6-8 weeks. His season will conclude with him hitting .273 with 6 homers and 36 RBIs in 83 games. Despite Tebow’s solid average, he still struggles to make contact at times as he leads the team in strikeouts with 103.

Tebow Trending Upwards

There has been a lot of chatter about Tebow potentially making it to the majors this year during September call-ups, but all of that chatter can officially be put to bed now.

Even though he will most likely not finish this season, it was still a good one according to Mets’ assistant general manager John Rico. “I view this as nothing but a positive. He’s made great strides.”

That Tebow has. Last season Tebow hit .226 with 8 home runs and 52 RBIs in 126 games at two levels of Class A. This year, despite playing fewer games, Tebow showcased his talent against better competition and was on pace to improve his numbers.

Tebow did not get his call-up to the bigs this year, but with the pace he’s on, the Mets think he will get there.

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