MLB Rumors: Tim Tebow to sign with Venezuelan baseball team before MLB?

MLB Rumors: Tim Tebow to sign with Venezuelan baseball team before MLB?

Tim Tebow has not yet conducted his MLB tryouts for multiple teams. But MLB rumors about him signing with a Venezuelan baseball team are swirling. This also created the MLB rumors that he might play in Venezuela before making his move to MLB.

Tebow is a former NFL player, who recently decided to play in MLB. It’s still uncertain whether a team would really sign him to play there. But a Venezuelan professional baseball team is reportedly willing to acquire the athlete.

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According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the team that is interested in signing him is the Aguilas del Zulia, which is a team from the Venezuelan professional baseball league. This is a squad that had five championships in their baseball league there.

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Passan added that the general manager of the Aguilas has already sent a contract to Tebow’s representatives at CAA.

The Zulia’s general manager Luis Amaro praised the athlete’s NFL career.

“He’s won the Heisman. He’s won two national championships,” Amaro told Yahoo Sports.

But Amaro added that he’s unsure if Tebow will have a smooth transition to baseball.

“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 Aguilas’ general manager said.

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It seemed like Tebow’s MLB career would have to wait for a Venezuelan baseball team is really interested in his services. This is a logical thing to do for the player since there’s no guaranty that an MLB team would add him after he concluded his tryouts with them.

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