Manager of the cricket star says he has talked with the Australian opener about a possible trial.
He has climbed back to the top of his sport after hitting rock bottom earlier this year, but cricket might have to fight hard to keep other sports away from David Warner.
The explosive left-hander is again the toast of Australian cricket with his form at the top of the order in the current Ashes series seeing him average more than 90 in the three Test matches to date.
Warner is set to cash in during the next Indian Premier League auction, where initial estimates suggest he could command a price up to $2 million for the season.
If Warner did take the deal such as this it would seal his place in the sport, quashing talk from his manager Tony Connelly that his star client could head off to America to link up with a Major League Baseball franchise.
It is not the first time Warner’s power hitting his been linked to a jump to baseball, and some of key components of both aspects of batting can be transferred over, with Allan Border and Ian Chappell playing baseball at a high level before committing to the Australian cricket team.
“Dave and I have spoken about it – it would be interesting to see how he goes,” Connelly said.
“A pitch over the plate is a full toss right in his range but once they start throwing curves, it’s a bit different.
“We talked about setting up a trial in the States and getting him in batting cage just to have a look.
“It was more a fun thing to see how he goes. Right now he’s in the middle of an Ashes series and that’s his total focus.”
Warner is already on the radar of two MLB teams, with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks playing visit Sydney next year.
The Major League game promoter Justin Moore said Warner’s name was brought up as a possible inclusion for an All-Star team, but the national team, and likely Warner, will be on duty in South Africa and Bangladesh during that time.
“I’ve had people asking me about Dave Warner from bizarre corners of the planet,” Moore said.
“Out of all the cricketers, he’s probably the one who could convert because of his eye and his power, plus his fielding is good enough.
“If he was any good at baseball, he could double or triple what he earns from cricket.”