If you build it, Tim will come! Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is pursuing a career in professional baseball, according to his agents, and he’s been training for almost a year, leading up to the workout he plans to hold for MLB teams in late August.
Yep, Tim Tebow, 28, might just take Alex Rodriguez‘s spot as a baseball star someday soon! Tebow has been actively training for the MLB, his agents Jimmy Sexton and Nick Khan told ESPN in an Aug. 9 statement. Tebow has been training in Arizona and Los Angeles to brush up on his hitting and fielding skills, according to the site, and though he hasn’t played baseball full-time since 2005, when he was an All-State player in Florida, Tebow excelled at the sport in high school. From NFL star to ESPN broadcaster, Tebow has proved his incredible work ethic, and we’re sure he can make the Major League no problem.
“Obviously we support Tim in his pursuit of a baseball career, as we have in all his ventures,” Sexton told ESPN. “Tim’s athletic ability, his work ethic, his leadership and his competitiveness were evident in football and will show in baseball. Knowing Tim’s passion and desire, we won’t be surprised by anything he accomplishes.” That passion is sure to shine through during Tebow’s workout, which is to be held later this month. All 30 Major League Baseball teams will be invited.
The site also reports that Tebow will continue to work at ESPN, even as he chases his baseball dreams. We’re excited to see Tebow make the switch, but it’s too bad he’s apparently giving up on his football career!
HollywoodLifers, do you think Tim is cut out for the Major League? Tell us how you feel about him migrating from the NFL to MLB!