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Russell Wilson traded to the Yankees for 'future considerations'

The Seattle Seahawks' Pro Bowl quarterback, once a legit prospect, has played at North Carolina State and in 93 games minor league games over two seasons.


Kahron Spearman


Seattle Seahawks star quarterback Russell Wilson has been traded to the New York Yankees?

Yes, indeed. 

Wilson, also once a baseball prospect before his football thing ended up sort of working out after, was traded from the Texas Rangers to New York for the mysterious "future considerations."

"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 on social media. "Ive 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 be a part of a world-class organization like the Texas Rangers.

Russell Wilson
Quarterback, Seattle Seahawks

The Colorado Rockies first drafted Wilson in the 4th round in 2010, and he played 93 games over two seasons in short-season play and Low-A ball, with a slash line of .229/.354/.356 with five homers.

Texas acquired him via the 2013 Rule 5 Draft, and participated in spring training in 2014 and 2015.

He is reportedly going to participate in the Yankees' spring training in Florida.

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