New York Mets prospect Tim Tebow suffered a right leg injury during an Arizona Fall League game Monday, according to’s Jonathan Mayo

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Tebow Exits Monday’s Fall League Game

Monday, Oct. 31

Mayo reported Tebow may have hurt his right leg after being thrown out on an attempted steal of second base. Aaron Brown, a prospect in the Philadelphia Phillies’ organization, replaced him in left field.

The injury is another setback for the former NFL quarterback, who has had a rough time making the transition to the baseball diamond. According to, Tebow has the seventh-worst batting average (.147) and third-worst OPS (.371) in the Arizona Fall League.

Despite his struggles at the plate, the Mets may see a future for the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner. On Friday,’s Adam Rubin reported Tebow is likely to see action with New York’s Single-A team, the Columbia Fireflies, in 2017.

The Scottsdale Scorpions have 14 games remaining in the regular season. Given his age, the 29-year-old needs all of the at-bats he can get this fall before the 2017 campaign begins and he potentially reports to one of the Mets’ minor league affiliates.

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