Russel Wilson has been traded to the New York Yankees. Yes, the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks Russel Wilson.
On Wednesday, the Texas Rangers traded Wilson to the Yankees for future considerations. Wilson, a four-time Pro Bowler, is expected to appear at the Yankees’ Grapefruit League camp in Tampa, Florida, sometime in February or March.
We have acquired INF @DangeRussWilson from the Rangers in exchange for future considerations. Wilson is expected to be at camp in March.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) February 7, 2018
Thank you Texas…Hello New York.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) February 7, 2018
Wilson played baseball at North Carolina State for two seasons from 2008-2010, and was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round of the 2010 Draft. He played two years of pro ball as a second baseman for the Rockies, before the Rangers acquired him in the 2013 Rule 5 Draft. He appeared at Texas’ Cactus League complex in Surprise, Arizona spring training camp in 2014 and 2015, according to ESPN.
In the past, Wilson had made some one-day appearances for the Texas Rangers during spring training, but the Yankees obviously didn’t specify how long the quarterback would spend in March with the team, but it’s not as if he’ll be doing anything else. As long he keeps his normal off season workout routine, Wilson won’t have any football commitments during that time, which will be right before or during the free agency period.