Te­bow shows big power in MLB work­out

The Daily Herald - - BASEBALL - By Greg Beacham

LOS AN­GE­LES — Tim Te­bow has taken his first big swing at a base­ball ca­reer, show­ing off a pow­er­ful bat and a few ar­eas of needed im­prove­ment in a work­out for dozens of ma­jor league scouts.

The Heis­man Tro­phy-win­ning quar­ter­back worked out at the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia’s Dedeaux Field on Tues­day. Scouts and re­porters tracked, timed and recorded his ev­ery move.

Te­bow’s 255-pound mus­cled physique and 6.70-ish time in the 60-yard dash were im­pres­sive. So was a se­ries of long homers into the trees and off the score­board.

The 29-year-old out­field hope­ful also showed he still needs base­ball sea­son­ing. For­mer biglea­guers David Aardsma and Chad Smith re­peat­edly fooled him with off-speed pitches later in the hit­ting drills.

Te­bow’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive would like to see him in in­struc­tional league play start­ing in Septem­ber.

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