Tim Tebow: Major League Baseball Player?
More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend Tim Tebow's workout in L.A. on Aug. 30: https://t.co/I9Sv5Oqeck
— ESPN (@espn) August 23, 2016
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is taking a swing at a career in Major League Baseball, and multiple teams are reportedly interested.
Tebow will hold a private workout for teams August 30 in Los Angeles, and more than 20 clubs have confirmed they will attend, ESPN reported.
Tebow, 29, last played in an NFL regular season game in 2012, as a backup quarterback for the New York Jets.
He has a career record of 8-6 as a starting quarterback, completing 47.9% of his passes for 2,422 yards with 17 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
Despite the fact that he has not played competitive baseball since his senior year of high school, a number of MLB scouts and former players think he could make it in the big leagues.
Chad Moeller, a former Dodgers and USC catcher, said in a statement that he has trained Tebow.
“I am beyond impressed with Tim’s athleticism and swing, and it goes without saying that he has shown a high level of discipline and strong work ethic,” Moeller said.
“I see bat speed and power and real baseball talent. I truly believe Tim has the skill set and potential to achieve his goal of playing in the Major Leagues, and based on what I have seen over the past two months, it could happen relatively quickly.”
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