ebow Time in Syracuse has been underwhelming, casting doubt upon whether a former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback will take the final step and complete a journey to the Mets.
Tim Tebow entered Wednesday with a .158/.244/.222 slash line with one homer and 14 RBIs for the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate. Earlier in the week, he recorded only his second multi-hit game of the season. Tebow had struck out 67 times in 158 at-bats for Syracuse.
“I think the effort, the energy, all those things, I don’t think anybody can question,” Mets assistant general manager Allard Baird said. “He has struggled. I think he would be the first one to tell you that. We are trying to continue to work on approach, get him in a good position to hit, that’s an on-going thing.”
A scout who recently watched the 31-year-old outfielder questioned whether Tebow is still affected by the broken hamate bone he sustained in his right hand last summer, for which he underwent surgery.