Former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will reportedly work out for as many as 20 Major League Baseball teams in Los Angeles on Tuesday, but he’ll do so with at least two professional baseball contract offers in his back pocket.
According to a report from Yahoo.com’s Jeff Passan, Tebow received a contract offer to play for Aguilas del Zulia in the Venezuelan Winter League on Monday evening. Tebow previously received an offer to play in the Independent League shortly after he announced his bid to play professional baseball.
“He’s a great talent,” Aguilas general manager Luis Amaro told Yahoo Sports. “He’s an athlete. He’s won the Heisman. He’s won two national championships. I know baseball is a hard game, but he’ll either adjust and show he’s ready to play pro ball or not. I think it’s low risk, high reward for Zulia.”
The Venzuelan Winter League houses MLB players, as well as up-and-coming minor league prospects, during Major League Baseball’s off-season. Many people, such as former MLB pitcher David Aardsma, have suggested that Tebow go the winter league route to prove his abilities in a competitive setting.
It’s possible that the 29-year-old could secure a contract with a big league organization following Tuesday’s workout and still pursue an opportunity to hone his skills in winter ball.