Tim Tebow announces tryout for MLB Teams

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Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a work out for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick.

More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

John Mozeliak of the Cardinals will also be attending.

For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in Arizona and Los Angeles to hone his hitting and fielding skills in a sport he has not played on a full-time basis since 2005.

Tebow was an all-state baseball player in Florida that year and hit .494 as a junior, helping Nease High School reach the final four of the Florida state playoffs.

Tebow had a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers before this season, sources have told ESPN’s Darren Rovell. A scout was present for the workout, and the team showed interest in Tebow afterward, the sources said.

Tebow’s desire to play professional baseball has been met with mixed reaction. After the news of his intentions was announced, Baltimore Orioles outfielderAdam Jones poked fun at him on Twitter. Former Broncos teammate and current Jets receiver Eric Decker, meanwhile, said he was confident that Tebow would at least land a minor league contract.

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona managed Michael Jordan when the basketball star did a stint in the minors with the Birmingham Barons in Double-A in 1994 and said earlier this month that transitioning to baseball from another sport is “a little harder jump, though, than I think people realize.”

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who played two seasons of minor league baseball in the Colorado Rockies organization, was recently asked by TheMMQB.com whether he had any advice for Tebow. “Hope he can hit a curveball,” Wilson said, adding that “baseball’s pretty hard.”

ESPN

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