Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective MLB teams on Aug. 30.
Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.
Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional baseball career.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that more than 20 MLB teams have been confirmed to attend the workout.
Former MLB catcher Chad Moeller, who has been training with Tebow, and former MLB All-Star Gary Sheffield have both said they believe Tebow has the skills to make it to the big leagues.
Moeller says that he thinks that the former Heisman Trophy winner could be initially a "sideshow" but thinks Tebow will eventually end up on a major league roster.
Tebow, 29, was drafted in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos, but he has not appeared in an NFL game since 2012.
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.
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