Gators in pro baseball: Tebow put on Triple-A injured list by Syracuse Mets

Syracuse Mets left fielder Tim Tebow waits on deck during a Triple-A game against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Thursday in Syracuse, NY. (Michael Greenlar/The Post-Standard via AP)

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Tim Tebow has been placed on the injured list because of a cut hand by Triple-A Syracuse, where he is hitting just .163 this season.

The 2007 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback out of the University of Florida was hurt while fielding a ball in the outfield at Toledo on Sunday. Manager Tony DeFrancesco says the cut is in a bad spot and required several stitches.

Tebow is in his third year of professional ball and first in Triple-A after a three-year stint at quarterback in the NFL. He has 39 hits in 77 games with four homers, 19 RBIs, 98 strikeouts and 20 walks in 239 at-bats. He was hitting just above .200 in July.

He hit .273 at Double-A Binghamton last year with six homer and 36 RBIs in 271 at-bats over 84 games before breaking a bone in his right hand, an injury that ended his season.

Giants: Right-hander Shaun Anderson (3-2, 4.87 ERA entering the game), the Giants’ top pitching prospect making his 13th career start, struck out five and walked two over five innings in the team’s win Monday over the Cubs. He allowed three runs and three hits. Anderson was removed with the Giants trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning. Of the three hits off Anderson, two were solo home runs. He matched his career-high with 12 swinging strikes.

Red Sox: Lefty pitcher Brian Johnson is on the team’s 10-day IL (a non-baseball related medical matter). He is making progress, but needs more reps. Johnson’s ailment was discovered during routine testing by the team’s medical staff.