New York Mets’ outfielder Tim Tebow was removed from the Scottsdale Scorpions’ game on Monday afternoon due to injury after an awkward slide into second base. He had just picked up his first hit of the day and was replaced in left field by Aaron Brown.
With the hit he collected, Tebow moved his batting average up to .147 (5-for-34) in the 10 games he has appeared in with the Scorpions of the Arizona Fall League. However, despite the overall numbers not offering much inspiration, he is now officially on a hitting streak, having picked up a base hit for the third day in a row and the fifth time in his last six games. He is still waiting the elusive first Arizona Fall League home run as he has just one double and one RBI thus far.
The buzz that surrounds Tebow seems to have subsided somewhat after the initial hysteria of his signing wore off. For now, he is a 6-3 255-pound, 29-year-old outfielder, who is scuffling in a league designed for some of the game’s brightest young stars. Not surprisingly, he has not dominated the game of baseball much in the same fashion he did college football for his four seasons on campus at the University of Florida.
Signed to a minor-league deal by the Mets back on Sep. 8, Tebow remains the longest of long-shots to ever reach the major league level. If both he and the Mets decide to stick with the experiment past the Arizona Fall League, Tebow will begin the year in the minor leagues, attempting to hang onto the last remains threads of his baseball dreams.
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