Atlanta Braves General Manager John Coppolella told MLB.com that ex-NFL quarterback Tim Tebow wanting to play baseball is good for the game and said a potential signing would be a “no risk” situation for the Braves.
“It’s positive to draw this kind of interest to the game and make it a story because it’s good for baseball,” Coppolella said.
It sounds the like the Braves are leaning towards signing Tebow and have a plan for him that includes an instructional league starting later this month and a spot, probably in left field, with the team’s AA club in Mississippi next spring. A signing bonus of approximately $100,000 is cheap by baseball standards.
“If it doesn’t work, we’ll be honest with Tim early, and we can move on,” Coppolella said. “If it does work, it’s great for the Braves and it’s great for baseball.”