Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen expects Tim Tebow to start spring training on time after missing the final month of last season at Triple-A Syracuse with a laceration on his left pinkie. It was the second straight year in which the former Heisman Trophy winner sustained an injury that curtailed his season — in 2018 he broke the hamate bone in his right hand.
Tebow slashed .163/.240/.255 in 77 games last season for Syracuse after getting selected to the Double-A All-Star Game the previous year.
“I think the hamate injury from 2018 stopped some of his momentum,” Van Wagenen said. “Then his offseason was impacted last year and he just got off to a slow start and then had another injury that prevented him from finishing strongly.”
Van Wagenen expects the 32-year-old Tebow back at Syracuse to begin next season.