Scottsdale Scorpions outfielder Tim Tebow left Monday’s game with a right knee injury. After reaching base on a fielder’s choice, Tebow attempted to steal second base, slid awkwardly, and was tagged out. It would have been the second stolen base of Tebow’s Arizona Fall League season.
The extent of his injury is unclear at this time. The Scorpions have four games before the league’s All-Star break over the weekend. Tebow will have time to heal up because he was not selected to participate and has a work commitment anyway.
There is some good news on the Tebow front, however. A single yesterday raised his batting average to .147 so he’s creeping up on that Mendoza line, slowly but surely. Even more impressive, he hit the fourth-hardest ball of an instructional league game last Thursday!
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.
Wowzers. Take that, haters.