Yankees Acquire Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson responds to a question during a news conference after a full day's workout with the Texas Rangers during spring training baseball practice, Monday, March 3, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

It looks like the New York Yankees will have another superstar making an appearance at training camp this spring. In a rare and somewhat odd trade, the Texas Rangers traded Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson to the Yankees for future considerations. As everyone knows, Wilson is a four-time Pro Bowler and is expected to appear at the Yankees’ Grapefruit League camp in Tampa later this month or in March. Let’s not assume that Russell Wilson will emulate the great Deion Sanders and legendary Bo Jackson but would like to be a two-sport athlete down the road. At the age of 29, he continues to maintain his love and interest for baseball by keeping close ties to the sport.

Wilson has baseball experience and has played two years of professional baseball as a second baseman in the Colorado Rockies’ system. He hit .229 with 5 home runs in 315 at-bats for both Tri-City of the Northwest League and Asheville of the South Atlantic League during the 2010-11 seasons. Wilson will be assigned to the Double-A Trenton roster.

 

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