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Tim Tebow was hit in the head by a pitch but stayed in the game


St. Lucie Mets left fielder Tim Tebow — who is famous for some other stuff too — was hit in the head by a pitch late in Saturday night’s game in Tampa.  The hurler was Tampa Yankees left-hander Trevor Lane.

Tebow was staggered and the ball knocked his helmet off, but he stayed in the game. He would come around to score from first on a double, suggesting that he was feeling just fine.

Tebow, who began his sting in high-A ball pretty well, has been slumping of late. He’s hitting .238/.305/.391 with five homers and 25 RBI in 45 games. In his A-ball stint in Columbia earlier this year he hit .220/.311/.336 with three homers and 23 RBI in 64 games.

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Phillies talking to Blue Jays about Curtis Granderson

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies are talking to the Blue Jays about outfielder Curtis Granderson.

Rosenthal says that the Phillies are looking at Granderson as a bench bat and fourth outfielder to be deployed against righties. Granderson, 37, is hitting .230/.337/.417 with nine homers and 29 RBI over 81 games this season, substantially better against righties. Against lefties he’s a clear liability.

Granderson was traded at last year’s deadline too, from the Mets to the Dodgers, but cratered badly after arriving in L.A. and was a non-entity in the playoffs.