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BREAKING: Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Traded To The New York Yankees
Yes, you read that correctly.
On Wednesday, the New York Yankees acquired Russell Wilson—a quarterback who will never play in the major leagues—from the Texas Rangers for future considerations.
The 29-year-old Seattle Seahawks QB is expected to make an appearance at the Yankees’ spring training camp sometime later this month, according to ESPN.
“While football is my passion and my livelihood, baseball remains a huge part of where I came from and who I am today,” Wilson said in a statement. “I’ve learned so much on the baseball field that translates to my game physically and mentally playing quarterback in the NFL. I thank the Rangers and their great fans for making me feel at home and a part of the family! While I embrace the chance to be a New York Yankee, I will forever be grateful to have been a part of a world class organization like the Texas Rangers.”
Rangers GM Jon Daniels and Yankees counterpart Brian Cashman have been working behind the scenes to fulfill Wilson’s dream to be part of the Yankees organization.