Tim Tebow will see a specialist for his recent hand injury. Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Former football star Tim Tebow was dealt a setback to his baseball career Saturday. The outfielder for the New York Mets' Double-A affiliate Binghampton Rumble Ponies suffered an injury to his right hand Thursday night in a game against Trenton and has been placed on the 7-day disabled list.

Tebow, who underwent an X-ray and MRI on Friday, will see a specialist Monday in New York, according to reports.

"He's one of our able players, but he's not able to swing," Binghampton manager Luis Rojas told reporters. "We're really tentative to use him in any other area. The organization and our medical trainer required him to go to New York as soon as possible. We have to find out what the discomfort is. We just have to make sure that it's nothing major."

There has been plenty of attention paid to Tebow, who is in his second season in the minors. The 30-year-old has hit 14 home runs and 38 doubles in 701 at-bats but has struck out 229 times. He has posted strong numbers with Binghampton, batting .273 in 271 at-bats and was named to the Eastern League All-Star Game.

There had been talk that he could get called up to New York in September, as the Mets have the worst record in the National League East.

The former Heisman Trophy winner set several records as a quarterback on the Florida Gators. He spent three seasons in the NFL, last playing a regular-season game with the New York Jets in 2012.