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Braves among teams interested in Tebow

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Tim Tebow did enough in his Tuesday workout to impress multiple teams. The Braves are among the teams interested, MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reports.

The Braves sent their two top scouts to evaluate the former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback as he began his attempt at professional baseball with a showcase workout Tuesday in Los Angeles. Braves scouting director Brian Bridges and special assistant Roy Clark were among representatives of 28 of 30 teams that watched Tebow hit, run and throw at the University of Southern California.

Tim Tebow did enough in his Tuesday workout to impress multiple teams. The Braves are among the teams interested, MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reports.

The Braves sent their two top scouts to evaluate the former Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback as he began his attempt at professional baseball with a showcase workout Tuesday in Los Angeles. Braves scouting director Brian Bridges and special assistant Roy Clark were among representatives of 28 of 30 teams that watched Tebow hit, run and throw at the University of Southern California.

At the showcase, the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Tebow, 29, hit several batting practice home runs before facing live pitching from free-agent pitchers David Aardsma and Chad Smith. He ran the 60-yard dash in 6.7 seconds, according to reports, which is about the Major League average. He left scouts with mixed opinions, but at least a few teams are interested.

Tebow last played baseball during his junior year (2005) at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Fla., which is about 450 miles from Atlanta.

It would be an almost unprecedented jump -- to go from the NFL to the Major Leagues without playing baseball since high school. The only other modern player to make that transition was D.J. Dozier, who played running back for the Vikings and Lions before playing left field for the Mets in 1992.

Joe Trezza is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @joetrezz.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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