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Report: Tim Tebow offered contract with Venezuelan Winter League team

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Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is working out for supposedly more than 20 Major League Baseball teams on Tuesday in an attempt to become a professional baseball player.

Regardless of the outcome of that showcase, Tebow already has a professional baseball contract offer.

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Tebow has been extended a contract by Aguilas del Zulia of the Venezuelan winter-ball league.

“He’s a great talent,” Aguilas general manager Luis Amaro said. “He’s an athlete. He’s won the Heisman. He’s won two national championships. 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.”

Winter ball provides a decent level of competition should Tebow accept the offer to join Aguilas del Zulia. Many young MLB players and players recovering from injuries head to Venezuela to play in the league to continue their development or get live game action to supplement the rehab process.

It would be a decent chance for Tebow to get a start should MLB teams initially pass on offering him a minor league deal.

It’s a long shot for Tebow, but he’s at least getting interest and a chance to chase a career change.

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19 Responses to “Report: Tim Tebow offered contract with Venezuelan Winter League team”
  1. micah3128 says: Aug 30, 2016 12:33 AM

    LOL this made my night

  2. celticsforever says: Aug 30, 2016 12:33 AM

    that’s ok… I’ll wait for the starting pitchers job for the ny yankees.

    Signed
    TT

  3. livenbreathefootball says: Aug 30, 2016 12:44 AM

    If he wouldn’t go to Canada and play in the CFL, he is not going to be willing to put in time in the Winter League in Venezuela.

  4. maumontav5 says: Aug 30, 2016 12:59 AM

    Do the eagles have large talons though?

  5. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Aug 30, 2016 12:59 AM

    he’d be better off playing anywhere but venezuela. the country is about to implode, kidnapping is at an all time high, there is no food in the stores, and the socialist government has slowly become nearly as dictatorial as their cuban advisors.

  6. Soulman45 says: Aug 30, 2016 1:08 AM

    Do it have some fun……

  7. Hu3m4n says: Aug 30, 2016 1:22 AM

    How the hell is he going to sell copies of his new book from Venezuela?

  8. folkcrusader says: Aug 30, 2016 1:26 AM

    Does going to Venezuela get him out of the news cycle?

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 30, 2016 1:31 AM

    Tim can spread the gospel there, and get all jacked up on cheap PEDs at the same time.

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 30, 2016 1:46 AM

    “Batting ninth, Teeeeem a Teeebow!”.

  11. steves11 says: Aug 30, 2016 1:54 AM

    Maybe Tebow is going to try the NBA next?

  12. eddiea25 says: Aug 30, 2016 5:37 AM

    Reverend Tim could end up like Kenny Powers did in Mexican ball. Good move.

  13. uglydingo says: Aug 30, 2016 6:27 AM

    You have to be kidding. Tim Tebow wouldn’t play QB in the CFL but would play baseball in Venezuela? Does he even speak Spanish?

  14. williamshatnerstoupee says: Aug 30, 2016 6:57 AM

    It will be the majors or nothing for this player. No climbing the ladder, just put me on a team. I don’t have to pay any dues because of who I am.

  15. coolhandluke242 says: Aug 30, 2016 8:48 AM

    Also try the Pony League, you should be able to play there as well hehehe

  16. irishking says: Aug 30, 2016 9:03 AM

    Hope he knows what he is doing. Venezuela is a very dangerous country in upheaval and certainly not safe for an American.

  17. whenwilliteverend says: Aug 30, 2016 9:15 AM

    He’ll probably turn it down saying he deserves to be in the majors immediately. This would be no different from his NFL stance–he wants what he wants and if he doesn’t get it, he’ll take his ball and go home. I just wish he’d go away.

    It would be funny to see him accept the offer and bat less than .100. Then maybe he’ll start thinking about a career in curling.

  18. bigotshamer says: Aug 30, 2016 9:40 AM

    Tebow says unless he’s in the staring rotation for the Rangers by tomorrow morning, no thanks.

  19. aferraridriver says: Aug 31, 2016 9:34 AM

    Tebow is an excellent role model and person. I wish that I or most of us could say that.

    Whatever he elects to try or do, I hope he succeeds

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