Former NFL quarterback Tebow trying hand at baseball

Ross Houston
August 14, 2016

But Tebow is switching sports - to baseball - during his latest return to professional sports.

Not playing baseball for 11 years will make it an uphill battle to make a career as a professional baseball player but his team of agents believes his athleticism and work ethic will surprise people.

Tebow was an All-State baseball player in Florida, and as a junior in 2005 he helped Nease High School reach the final four of the state playoffs by hitting.494. "I think this is the ideal situation for Tim to showcase his skills in a game situation". "He knows the challenges that lie ahead of him given his age and experience, but he is determined to achieve his goal of playing in the Major Leagues", Van Wagenen said in a statement.

"I spent time w @TimTebow in the cages recently, he's a NATURAL".

If at first you don't succeed, try a different sport. He was most recently released in training camp by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015.

All 30 MLB teams will be invited to Tim Tebow's workout as he looks to pursue a career in professional baseball. "I'm sure he'll have success in that field", Decker said.

A year ago, Tebow was in training camp for the Philadelphia Eagles, but did not make the team, effectively ending his National Football League career after stints with four teams over five seasons.

It came from the Schaumburg Boomers, an independent Frontier League team based in Schaumburg, Illinois.

"We're looking for an athletic outfielder who can bring some leadership and competitiveness into the clubhouse", Boomers manager Jamie Bennett said. I'd think he's be a corner outfielder, but can he track a ball off the bat from 300 feet away?

The Fort Myers Miracle, a Class A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, quickly planned a "What Would Tim Tebow Do?" night on Thursday. A scout was present for the workout and the team showed interest in Tebow afterward, the sources said.

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