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.
The #Yankees have acquired Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson from the Texas Rangers for future considerations…
…yes, this is legit.
— Dan Federico (@DanJFederico) February 7, 2018
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.