Heisman-winning quarterback Tim Tebow hit another milestone in his transition to professional baseball, being named an All-Star in the Eastern League on Friday.
Tebow, a left fielder for the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies in the New York Mets organization, is hitting .261 with five home runs and 30 RBIs in 67 games this season. He’s been especially hot lately, hitting .406 with nine RBIs over the last 10 games.
Tebow struggled in spring training, going 1-for-18 with 11 strikeouts in seven exhibition games with the Mets. In 126 games last season in Class A, Tebow hit .226 with eight home runs and 52 RBIs. He played for Columbia before being promoted to high Class-A St. Lucie.
Before starting his professional baseball career, Tebow won the Heisman Trophy as quarterback of the Florida Gators and played three NFL seasons, two for the Denver Broncos and one for the New York Jets.
—The Houston Astros made the expected move of placing shortstop Carlos Correa on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 26, with back soreness.
Correa missed the previous three games due to the injury. He is batting .268 with 13 homers and 49 RBIs in 73 games this season.
The Astros recalled left-hander Cionel Perez from Double-A Corpus Christi in a corresponding move.
—The Minnesota Twins have placed utility man Taylor Motter on the seven-day disabled list after he showed concussion-like symptoms following an injury suffered Thursday.
The team purchased the contract of catcher/infielder Willians Astudillo from Triple-A Rochester to take Motter’s spot on the 25-man roster. The Twins designated right-handed pitcher Felix Jorge for assignment to add Astudillo to the 40-man roster.
Motter was injured when he crashed into the outfield wall at Guaranteed Rate Field against the White Sox. He was playing right field at the time.
—The New York Yankees activated Brandon Drury, out since April 7 when migraine headaches and blurred vision landed him on the disabled list, prior to their home game against the Boston Red Sox.
The Yankees got Drury as part of a three-team trade with Arizona and Tampa Bay in February. Drury played the first three years of his career with the Diamondbacks.
Drury was the Yankees’ Opening Day third baseman. He had five hits in 23 at-bats prior to his stint on the DL.
—Field Level Media