NEW YORK — Tim Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner who has been climbing through the New York Mets’ system, will undergo surgery Tuesday on a broken hamate bone in his right hand. The surgery could end Tebow’s season and prevent him from making his major league debut this September.

Whether Tebow, an outfielder who has spent this season with the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, including games at Hadlock Field against the Portland Sea Dogs, will play in the majors this season has been a hot topic since Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said he expected Tebow to reach the majors. Gambling outlets have even offered odds on it.

Tebow has helped his cause by producing a fine season, hitting .273 with a .734 OPS.

But this surgery may knock him out for the rest of the year because it could take him up to two months to recover. Some players heal quicker than others, but Tebow will be sidelined from baseball activities for a considerable stretch.

Outfielder Yoenis Cespedes had an MRI and was examined by a specialist in an effort to determine whether he needs surgery on both feet that would sideline him for 8 to 10 months.

DODGERS: Los Angeles put infielder Justin Turner on the 10-day disabled because of a strained groin and recalled outfielder Alex Verdugo from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Turner was injured Sunday against Milwaukee. He’s batting .259 with five homers and 20 RBI for the NL West leader. Turner made his season debut May 15 after his left wrist was broken by a pitch in spring training.

RAYS: Tampa Bay put left-hander Blake Snell on the 10-day disabled list with fatigue in his throwing shoulder.

Snell had an MRI on Monday that showed no structural issues. The team hopes Snell will miss just one start.

BREWERS: Left-handed starter Brent Suter will have Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season.

Suter had an MRI that revealed a torn ulnar collateral ligament. He left Milwaukee’s 11-2 loss to the Dodgers on Sunday after three innings when he felt pain – the team initially diagnosed it as a strain, the same injury that led to a stint on the disabled list late last month.

PHILLIES: The team optioned struggling outfielder Aaron Altherr to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Altherr is batting .171 with 80 strikeouts in 210 at-bats and has seen his playing time cut dramatically in recent weeks.