It’s been a rough year in Triple-A for Tim Tebow, but he did go deep Friday night.
Tebow, who is still hitting just .159, belted a solo shot over the left-field wall off of Buffalo’s Jacob Waguespack in the second inning, but it wasn’t enough as the Syracuse Mets fell to the Bisons. Tebow now has 2 HRs and 17 RBIs this season.
Despite Tebow’s struggles, he has shown some signs this week. On Wednesday, the 31-year-old former Heisman Trophy winner knocked a go-ahead, two-run double to left field in the seventh inning to propel Syracuse to a 6-3 victory over the Pawtucket Red Sox.O
One scout who recently watched the outfielder questioned whether he is still affected by the broken hamate bone he sustained in his right hand last summer, for which he underwent surgery.
“That to me is something that needs to be thought about,” a scout told the NY Post. “I have seen players that have played a lot longer than he has and come down with that injury and take a while to regain the strength in that. He’s being pounded in with fastballs and I think that is probably one of the reasons why they are doing that and obviously he hasn’t responded.”