LOS ANGELES (CBSMiami) – Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow held a baseball showcase for more than half the teams in Major League Baseball on Tuesday in Los Angeles.
The event took place at Dedeaux Field, the home field for the USC Trojans.
The Miami Marlins were just one of the 27 teams in attendance to watch the former college and professional football star.
As for Miami’s NL East rivals, only the Washington Nationals did not attend.
The 29-year-old Tebow is hoping to kickstart a dream to play professional baseball that was set aside during his high school days when football became his focal point.
It turned out to be a good call as Tebow went on to win the Heisman Trophy and two BCS Championships with the Florida Gators before being drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos.
Tuesday’s workout featured outfield throwing and fielding drills, a 60-yard dash and live batting practice against recent MLB relief pitchers David Aardsma and Chad Smith.
Early reports from the workout have been positive for Tebow.
He certainly showed that he can hit for power, cracking several 400+ foot home runs over the right field wall and into the trees outside of Dedeaux Field.