Tim Tebow ends 2019 run with finger injury

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For the second year in a row, Tim Tebow’s minor league campaign with the Mets will end due to injury. In 2018, Tebow left Triple-A Syracuse with a broken right hand in late July. Now, he’s wrapping his campaign due to a deep laceration in his left pinky. According to Newsday’s Tim Healey, the outfielder/DH intends to resume his minor league duties with the Mets following a full recovery, which won’t happen until 2020. The team, meanwhile, has yet to confirm either decision.

Tebow, 31, sustained the injury on an outfield catch last month and has remained on the shelf for the past three weeks or so. It’s an unfortunate end to an already-disappointing season for the NFL quarterback-turned-left-fielder; in his first taste of Triple-A ball, he managed a paltry .163/.240/.255 at the plate with four home runs, 19 RBI, and two stolen bases (in four chances) across 264 plate appearances.

Per reports, Tebow has elected to rehab the injury independently and will rejoin the club next spring. It’s been an interesting four years for the pair; though the Mets have made every effort to capitalize on his crowd appeal in the minors, his in-game performance has left a lot to be desired. Through the end of his 2019 run, he carries a lifetime .223/.299/.338 batting line, 18 homers, a .495 OPS, and no real hope of sticking in the majors on a permanent basis.

Stanton, Donaldson, Kahnle activated by Yankees ahead of Dodgers series

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LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.

Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.

Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.

Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.

Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.

New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.

Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.