As we learned Monday, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies will have to find a new left fielder as their starter and Eastern League All-Star Tim Tebow will be sidelined for the remainder of their season.
Tebow suffered a hamate bone fracture last Thursday during an at-bat against the Trenton Thunder.
Last Friday, I asked Ponies manager Luis Rojas, not yet knowing the extent of Tebow’s injury, if he had given any thought as to how his lineup would look should Tebow be out for extended time.
“No, we can’t get there. When things like this happen, we’ve got to wait for the medical department to do their part. And, the doctor here in town, that’s probably seen the x-ray, the MRI results. They’ll come out with the diagnosis, and what’s the next step,” said Rojas.
Well, now we know what the next step is. Tebow is looking at six-to-eight weeks in recovery time.
And with both John Mora and Champ Stuart also on the Disabled List, look for a lot more of Levi Michael, Kevin Taylor, Jhoan Urena, and Patrick Biondi roaming the outfield for Binghamton.