Mets minor leaguer Tim Tebow went 0-for-3 in Tuesday’s Arizona Fall League game, but that’ll be forgotten. According to Kari Van Horn of ABC 15 Arizona, a fan had a seizure while Tebow was signing autographs after the game. Tebow put his hand on the man and said a prayer, and the man started breathing again.
Van Horn says her station will air a video of it. She added, “I just witnessed a MIRACLE.” She then retweeted this picture of Tebow someone else took:
Not to rain on anybody’s parade, but there’s an explanation for this that doesn’t involve Tebow being a miracle worker. It was likely coincidental, with Van Horn remembering and/or reporting details selectively to fit her view of Tebow as heroic.
Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL and meniscus on Friday, MLB.com’s William Ladson reports. His rehab is expected to take seven months. That puts him on track to return in mid-May.
Ramos, 29, suffered the injury in late September leaping to catch an errant Ryan Zimmerman throw. A free agent after the conclusion of the playoffs, Ramos was having the best season of his career, batting .307/.354/.496 with 22 home runs and 80 RBI in 523 plate appearances. All things considered, it was most unfortunate timing for an injury.
The Nationals have used Jose Lobaton and Pedro Severino behind the plate while Ramos has been out.
Though the Red Sox were abruptly escorted out of the 2016 postseason, manager John Farrell will return to manage the club next season, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said, “John Farrell will be our manager for 2017. He is all set and his whole staff will be invited back.”
As for 2018, Dombrowski said, “Something of that magnitude I need to sit down with ownership and discuss that,” as Dellich reports.
In Farrell’s four years with the Red Sox, the club has gone 339-309 (.523), winning the World Series in 2013, finishing in fifth place in the AL East in 2014 and ’15, and winning the AL East this season.