The New York Mets will promote former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow from Class A Columbia to Class A Advanced St. Lucie on Sunday. St. Lucie is the Mets' third-highest ranked minor league affiliate. The 29-year-old Tebow is batting .222 with three home runs, 23 RBIs, a .311 on-base percentage and a .340 slugging percentage in 63 games for the Columbia Fireflies.
June 25 (UPI) -- At times this season, 'The Freeze' has looked unstoppable. But Atlanta Braves fans have beaten him in a race twice this month. Saturday 'The Freeze' suffered his third loss of the year in the between innings race on the warning track at SunTrust Park. Nigel 'The Freeze' Talton gave the fan a standard head start, stretching to almost centerfield from the left field line. But this time 'The Freeze' couldn't close the gap. 'The Freeze' also lost in a race against a speedy fan on June 16. The June 16 race wasn't very close, as the fan shot out of the gate and kept his lead throughout. In Saturday's edition, 'The Freeze' lined up against his foe in the bottom of the sixth inning with
The Minnesota Twins continued their Cinderella bid to make the MLB playoffs this season with Sunday's 4-0 win over the Cleveland Indians. Not only did the win complete the Twins' first road sweep of three-plus games over the Indians since 1991, it also gave them a half-game lead in the American League (AL) Central. Many expected the Twins (39-34) to be heavy sellers while occupying the cellar of the mediocre AL Central.