SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Mets outfielder Tim Tebow left Monday’s Arizona Fall League game in the bottom of the fourth inning with a right knee injury.
Tebow had reached on a fielder’s choice and then attempted to steal his second base of the Fall League. He was thrown out by Orioles catcher Austin Wynns and slid awkwardly into second base. Tebow popped up holding his right leg. He walked off on his own gingerly and was replaced in left field by the Phillies’ Aaron Brown. He went to have his knee checked out by a doctor, with the expectation that more would be known following the examination.
Tebow had singled to right-center field in his first at-bat of the Scottsdale Scorpions’ game against the Peoria Javelinas, giving him a hit in three straight games. He is now 5-for-34 (.147) with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in 10 AFL games.
The former Heisman Trophy winner stood out in his last Fall League start, last Thursday, when he singled on a 105.7 mph line drive up the middle, then stole second and scored to spark a five-run rally in Scottsdale’s 9-7 win over Salt River. According to Statcast™, the exit velocity was the fourth-fastest of the game and second-fastest of any hit in the game behind Christin Stewart’s 106.0 mph single.
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