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Tim Tebow Gets Some Unfortunate Baseball News

Tim Tebow posing for photo day with the Mets.

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - FEBRUARY 21: RY 21: RY 21: RY 21: RY 21: Tim Tebow #83 of the New York Mets poses for a photo during photo days at First Data Field on February 21, 2018 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Tim Tebow injury update: the Binghamton Rumble Ponies have placed the outfielder and former football star on the disabled list.

Things had been looking up for Tebow. He is coming off of a Double-A All-Star Game appearance a few weeks ago.

That All-Star bid stemmed from a long hot streak by Tebow. He has turned into a legitimate player for the Rumble Ponies, at least for that level.

It seemed at least somewhere likely that he'd get a look from the New York Mets when rosters expand in September. That may still be the case, especially with the big club out of the playoff race, but the hand injury suffered on Thursday night is a setback.

Today, the team announced that the Tim Tebow injury will mean some time on the DL.

Earlier today, Mets' beat writer Mike Puma reported that Tebow would consult with a hand specialist after the injury.

Tebow left Thursday night's game in the seventh inning. He was reportedly feeling discomfort while swinging the bat.

So far this year, Tebow is hitting .273 with six home runs, 36 RBI and 32 runs scored. Hopefully this disabled list stint is a short one.