Published: Mon, August 12, 2019
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Tebow Out for the Rest of the 2019 Season

Tebow Out for the Rest of the 2019 Season

2019 had been a bit of struggle for Tebow.

While the Mets expect Tebow to return, the fact that he's turning 32 and regressing at the plate make it very unlikely Tebow will reach the Major Leagues.

Mets manager Tony DeFrancesco hinted this was a possibility.

Tebow, who suffered a deep cut on his left pinkie finger and has been on the injured list since, will not recover in time to play again in 2019, Newsday's Tim Healey reports.

The Mets fully anticipate he'll attend next season's spring training and play his fourth campaign on the diamond in 2020, Healy reports.

His 2018 Double-A season in Binghamton also was cut short when he broke a bone in his hand after playing 84 games.

For the second time in as many seasons, Tebow had his minor league baseball season end because of an injury.

Tebow was decent that year, slashing.273/.336/.399, albeit against players an average of 5.7 years younger than him. This season he hit a scant.163 with four homers and 19 RBI in 77 games.

It's a troubling update for Tebow, who showed promise in the New York Mets' minor league system before his move up to Triple-A.

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