There’s still a possibility that one Major League Baseball team gives Tim Tebow the chance to play out his baseball dream.
But it appears that team won’t be the Boston Red Sox.
Tebow held a workout Tuesday in front of scouts from 28 MLB teams, including the Red Sox. The former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner clearly has some things to work on, but he displayed impressive pop at the plate as well as some decent athleticism in the outfield.
When asked Tuesday night if Boston would consider bringing on Tebow, however, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski didn’t exactly give a ringing endorsement.
“We did our due diligence,” Dombrowski said during an appearance on NESN’s “Red Sox First Pitch.” “I don’t want to say anything negative because other teams are looking at him, but I don’t think we’ll be rushing out to make a signing.”
It didn’t hurt for the Red Sox to send a representative to Tebow’s workout, but the team doesn’t stand much to gain from bringing in the 29-year-old ex-QB. Tebow likely would face a long road toward reaching the bigs — he reportedly received an offer to start his baseball career in winter ball — and the Red Sox are particularly well-stocked in the outfield, both at the MLB- and minor-league level.
Still, we wouldn’t hate seeing Tebow play at Fenway Park at some point down the line, even if it is in a visitor’s uniform.
H/t to The Boston Herald
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