Tim Tebow was having the best baseball season of his life. The New York Mets' minor league prospect was named to the Double-A All-Star Game. He hit a double in his first at-bat of that contest.
There was serious talk that Tebow would end up on the Mets' major league roster at some point this season. New York isn't in contention in the NL East and Tebow was playing well enough to get a September call-up.
Tim Tebow, major league baseball player, would've been quite the storyline.
Unfortunately, it doesn't look like that's going to happen. Tebow is dealing with a serious injury and his season is likely over.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter tweeted the following:
"Mets’ minor-league OF Tim Tebow broke the hamate bone in his right hand swinging the bat this weekend and is scheduled to have surgery Tuesday and is now likely out for the season, per MLB source," he reports.
That's a shame. Tebow's ascension into the baseball world, whether you like him or not, is an incredible one. And watching him take an at-bat or take the outfield in an MLB game would've been really cool.
Tebow has surprised everyone before, though. Perhaps he'll do it again this year and make it back on the field before the 2018 season is over.