LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Former NFL and college football standout Tim Tebow will be holding a workout for MLB teams in Los Angeles and the Dodgers will be one of the teams in attendance.
Over 20 teams are confirmed to attend the workout on Aug. 30, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Before this season started, sources say that a Dodgers scout was on hand for a private tryout Tebow had with the team, which showed some interest in the former football player, ESPN reported.
Tebow, who’s been training for the past year in Arizona and L.A., has been working on his hitting and fielding in order to impress scouts.
Agent Brodie Van Wagenen, the co-head of CAA Baseball, said in a statement that the workout is not a publicity stunt.
“His work ethic is unprecedented, and his passion for the game is infectious. 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.
Tebow last played competitive baseball more than a decade ago, hitting .494 as a junior for Nease High School in Florida. He didn’t play baseball as a senior, concentrating instead on football.
“He was a six-tool player,” Tebow’s high school coach Greg “Boo” Mullins said in a 2013 interview with The Sporting News. “He has arm strength, he could run, he could hit, he could hit for power, he could field, but his character made him that six-tool guy.”
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