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Tim Tebow's day is here -- What's going on inside his baseball showcase?

As Tim Tebow works out for teams across Major League Baseball on Tuesday in Los Angeles, keep up with the latest from the former NFL quarterback's baseball showcase.

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5hJerry Crasnick

How Tim Tebow's MLB plan came into focus

Tim Tebow's day in front of the scouts has arrived. How did we get here, and what chance does he have of making the leap to baseball? Well, that depends on who you ask.

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7hKeith Law

Why September call-ups are no longer a big deal

Let's face it: The quality of September call-ups these days just isn't what it used to be. Keith Law explains why -- and how -- times have changed.

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7hEno Sarris

Three MLB pitchers making better use of their fastballs

When a pitcher improves, the collective wisdom is that he has mastered a new pitch. Eno Sarris looks at three pitchers who have turned things around with the most basic of pitches: the fastball.

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7hDavid Schoenfield

Players who have affected team's 2016 hopes

David Schoenfield looks at the overachievers (Daniel Murphy for MVP!?) and underachievers (Sorry, Alex Gordon) who have helped turn their teams into contenders or pretenders.

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1dEddie Matz

The 35 days of September: Race to the AL East title

The Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles should provide a supremely entertaining stretch run that will ultimately determine the division champion -- and possibly more.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says the reports are there is no real structural damage with Steven Matz. The concern is about stiffness/tightness in Matz's shoulder, which returned during one toss whole throwing on flat ground Monday. Matz immediately was shut down.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins confirms Michael Conforto will join the team when the roster expands Thursday. Conforto will be "in the mix" for playing time, although Collins could not define what that means.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz is scratched for Thursday. His shoulder is not ready. Jacob deGrom moves up a day.

Tebow faces live pitching

Tim Tebow takes some cuts against former major leaguers Chad Smith and David Aardsma.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he's not privy to announce the specifics of Neil Walker's back injury, but Walker will need rest every several games once he returns to the lineup. He will not be playing five straight games without a day for the remainder of the season.

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Tigers' INF/OF prospect JaCoby Jones said that getting to call his parents to inform them he'd be making his major-league debut tonight was the best phone call of his life. Lots of tears from mom, excitement from dad. They are making the trip up from Mississippi.

Tebow mashes a homer

Tim Tebow shows off his power by slugging one over the right field wall.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

Carlos Martinez discusses his career-high 13 strikeouts last night, with the assistance of Cardinals interpreter Alexandra Noboa

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

"Tim Tebow work out was certainly good enough that someone will give him a chance. Running and Power were his best two tools" - a respected major league Scouting Director.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Rafael Montero actually is headed back to Binghamton, not Las Vegas. The initial announcement is incorrect.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Marlins lineup for Tuesday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Mets at Citi Field:

Katie Strang ESPN.com 

Should know for sure soon but can't imagine this bodes well for Cameron Maybin diagnosis: Tigers announce they have purchased the contract of JaCoby Jones from Triple -A Toledo. Manager Brad Ausmus indicated yesterday that, with expanding rosters happening soon, it would likely need to be a significant injury to Maybin to recall someone immediately. Reliever Blaine Hardy also recalled. Corresponding moves? Tigers have optioned INF Casey McGehee and LHP Matt Boyd to Toledo.

Tebow displays power at the plate

Tim Tebow swings at some pitches, as MLB scouts look on during his workout.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Tuesday's 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Marlins at Citi Field: Jose Reyes – 3B Asdrubal Cabrera – SS Yoenis Cespedes – LF Jay Bruce – RF Alejandro De Aza – CF Wilmer Flores – 2B James Loney – 1B Rene Rivera – C Seth Lugo - RHP

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Asdrubal Cabrera (knee) returns to shortstop on Tuesday, even though he said he was unable to run Monday. Neil Walker (back) remains sidelined.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Seattle Mariners and Washington Nationals did not attend Tim Tebow work-out

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Early consensus from scouts evaluating Tebow's baseball tools at work out: 55 Run 40 Arm 40 FLD 35 Hit 55 Power full report on Baseball Tonight 10pm et 7pm pac ESPN

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets have extended their player development agreement with Triple-A Las Vegas for two more seasons, through 2018. The Pacific Coast League is clearly not ideal travel-wise, but the Mets decided to re-up.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Tim Tebow's batting practice. The last ball went over the Dedeaux Field scoreboard into some trees in right center field. 400 feet-plus.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

One evaluator thought Tebow showed a 40 grade arm on the 20-80 scouts scale. Below average. Tebow caught everything hit to him during shagging, but struggled with his footwork a couple of times. He's an awfully big man at 6-3, 255.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Three scouts present at Tim Tebow work out graded his arm well below average. 2 scouts graded his arm 40 another 35 on scale of 20-80 with 50 being major league average.