Tim Tebow to miss the rest of the season with nagging pinky injuryBy Amber Lee
Breaking: Tim Tebow’s season is over, sources said.
He suffered a deep cut on his left pinky last month, and it won’t heal in time for him to play again this year.
The Mets expect Tebow, who turns 32 next week, back in 2020 for his fourth season of pro baseball.
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) August 10, 2019
Tim Tebow will miss the remainder of the year due to an injury to his left pinky, Newsday’s Tim Healy reports. The cut required eight stitches and, clearly, significant time to heal.
There was doubt as to the outfielder’s ability to return this season, but this is the first official word that a disappointing third professional campaign has come to an end.
The former Heisman Trophy winner posted a .163/.240/.255 slash in 77 games at AAA Syracuse. His power numbers were particularly lackluster (four homers, 15 extra-base hits, 61 total bases) and the strikeouts came fast and furious.
Despite starting the season with some hope that maybe, just maybe, a stumbling Mets team would bring him up come September for some sweet box-office rake, any dream of that has evaporated.
With the big club playing white-hot baseball and making a playoff push, they’re not going to be in the business of playing out the string anyway.
Tebow, 32, is planning on giving it another try next year.