(CBS) The Cubs were one of two MLB teams that didn’t attend former college football star Tim Tebow’s baseball showcase Tuesday in the Los Angeles area, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, with the Athletics being the other.
On Wednesday after, general manager Jed Hoyer politely explained why the Cubs weren’t represented by any of their scouts. He cited “manpower,” though logic also suggests the young, up-and-coming Cubs don’t need the 29-year-old Tebow at any point in the future.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Illinois: 1,182 New Coronavirus Cases, 5 More Deaths; Lowest One-Day Death Toll Since September
“We made a decision based on our manpower and what we’re trying to get done right now that it wasn’t worth pulling someone off their coverage,” Hoyer said in an interview with Dan Bernstein and Laurence Holmes on 670 The Score. “It was just our decision. It’s nothing against Tim Tebow. It’s a guy who’s an incredible college football player, but we felt like given what we’re doing, the right thing to do right now was to keep our guys on their coverage.READ MORE: Park District Spring Program Sign Up Starts Monday
“I don’t regret making that decision. I think it was the right decision for us.”MORE NEWS: Chicago Police Seeking To Identify People Involved In Last Summer's Clash With Officers At Columbus Statue In Grant Park
Listen to Hoyer’s full interview with Bernstein and Holmes below.