Adam Jones laughed at the news. Buck Showalter wasn’t impressed, either. Three weeks after news surfaced that Heisman winning quarterback Tim Tebow was going to hold a tryout for interested major league teams, the Orioles have decided to attend the Tuesday workout.
The news was first reported by BaltimoreBaseball.com and confirmed by an industry source.
Originally, the Orioles hadn’t planned on sending a representative to Tebow’s workout, but about half the major league teams are sending one, and they will, too.
Tebow, who is now 29, hasn’t planned baseball since he was a high school junior in 2004.
When Showalter was asked about Tebow earlier this month, he talked about how hard Orioles minor leaguers worked to get an opportunity at the major leagues.
“I think of what these guys do in our Dominican Academy, Delmarva, Aberdeen, the Gulf Coast League, Frederick and Bowie and Norfolk. I take very seriously the stuff they have to do to get the opportunities to do what they’re doing,” Showalter said.
“Somebody will sell some tickets in the spring. I have to be careful. We may sign him. I bet he was a good player in high school. I was too, and I played quarterback.”
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