Matthew Cerrone | Snapchat | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | About Me The Mets sent an area scout to check out Tim Tebow's workout Tuesday, people in attendance told me, but it's highly doubtful they sign him. Tebow has not played baseball full-time since 2005, when he was junior in high school. The Los Angeles Angels expressed interest in drafting him, but he did not play his senior year, instead committing full time to football. The former University of Florida quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner eventually spent time in the NFL with the Broncos, Jets, Patriots, and Eagles, last playing in 2012. Not surprisingly, the consensus among scouts I've talked with seems to be that, while he has
Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball reports that Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been claimed on waivers by an as-yet unknown team. The Dodgers can now attempt to work out a trade with the claiming team, or simply give that team Puig. In that case, the claiming team would assume the responsibility for the remainder of Puig’s seven-year, $42 million contract, which has two years and $14 million left. The Dodgers can also pull him back from waivers if they can’t work out a deal, but that would mean Puig would be ineligible to be traded for the rest of the season. August 31 is the deadline for teams to acquire players on waivers and still have them become eligible for the postseason roster. Puig’s
If the New York Mets are going to make a second half surge for the second straight season, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is going to have to carry them again. The outfielder proved he was once again up for the task during Monday’s 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins. Cespedes was the clear star for the Mets all night, picking up three hits in three at-bats.