Early in August news broke that former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow looked to kick start a new professional sports career by trying out for Major League Baseball and now it has been revealed that more than 20 MLB teams plan to send representatives to Tebow’s August 30 workout session.
But a new report by ESPN reveals that more than 20 teams are taking Tebow’s announcement seriously enough to ignore the critics and attend the Heisman Trophy winner’s tryout anyway to look him over for future prospects.
Tebow has been training in L.A. and Arizona for nearly a year, now, to sharpen his baseball skills with an eye toward rekindling top-level performance in a sport he hasn’t excelled at since his school days back in 2005.
Weeks ago ESPN noted that the former quarterback was an All-State baseball player in Florida hitting .494 in his junior year of high school. Further, during his time with the team, Nease High School reached the final four during the 2005 Florida state playoffs.
Tebow’s agent, Jimmy Sexton, insisted that the former NFL player is dedicated to the new effort.
“Tim’s athletic ability, his work ethic, his leadership and his competitiveness were evident in football and will show in baseball. Knowing Tim’s passion and desire, we won’t be surprised by anything he accomplishes,” Sexton said.
Sexton also reported that Tebow is working with CAA baseball agent Brodie Van Wagenen in his hunt for a spot in pro ball.
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