Mets OF Tim Tebow has a broken hamate bone in his right hand that will require surgery, and he is likely out for the season, SNY's Andy Martino confirmed.
Tebow had been placed on the DL by Double-A Binghamton over the weekend after leaving Thursday's game in the seventh inning after a swing.
The Heisman Trophy winner turned professional baseball player was scheduled to see a hand specialist in New York on Monday to determine the severity of the injury.
Tebow is hitting .273/.336/.399 with six HR and 36 RBI this season with Binghamton. On July 11, he served as the Eastern League's designated hitter in the Double-A All-Star Game.
Prior to that game, Tebow said he wasn't thinking about a potential call-up to the Mets this season.
"I can't worry about any of that. I have to stay focused on the process and not the maybes, not the hypothetical, not the what-ifs," Tebow said. "I don't think that's a place that an athlete can live."