Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.

Over 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in Arizona and Los Angeles to hone his hitting and fielding skills in a sport he has not played on a full-time basis since 2005.

Tebow was an all-state baseball player in Florida that year and hit .494 as a junior, helping Nease High School reach the final four of the Florida state playoffs.

Tebow had a tryout with the Los Angeles Dodgers before this season, sources have told ESPN's Darren Rovell. A scout was present for the workout, and the team showed interest in Tebow afterward, the sources said.

Tebow, 29, won the Heisman and two national championships with the University of Florida and was drafted in the first round by the Denver Broncos in in 2010. He has not played in the NFL since 2012 with the New York Jets. He went to training camp with the New England Patriots in 2013 and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015 but was cut before the season each time.

His desire to play professional baseball has been met with mixed reaction. After the news of his intentions was announced,Baltimore Oriolesoutfielder Adam Jones poked fun at him on Twitter. Former Broncos teammate and current Jets receiver Eric Decker, meanwhile, said he was confident Tebow would at least land a minor league contract.

Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona managed Michael Jordan when the basketball star did a stint in the minors with the Birmingham Barons in Double-A in 1994 and said earlier this month that transitioning to baseball from another sport is "a little harder jump, though, than I think people realize."

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who played two seasons of minor league baseball in the Colorado Rockies organization, was recently asked by TheMMQB.com if he had any advice for Tebow.

"Hope he can hit a curveball," Wilson said, adding that "baseball's pretty hard."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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