Yankees trade for Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been traded! Only, the Seahawks had nothing to do with his trade. The Texas Rangers — who owned Wilson’s MLB rights — have sent him to the New York Yankees.

Wilson is expected to participate in Grapefruit League action for the Bombers. He has previously partaken in Cactus League action for the Rangers.

Wilson had a two-year Minor League career as a second baseman in the Colorado Rockies organization. Over the 2010 and 2011 seasons, he had a career .229/.354/.356 slash line with five home runs and 19 steals.