ESPNGiancarlo Stanton isn’t the only superstar newcomer who will be making an appearance at the New York Yankees’ training camp this spring. The Texas Rangers announced Wednesday they have traded Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell 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. Wilson, 29, has no plans to emulate Deion Sanders or Bo Jackson and try to reinvent himself as a two-sport athlete, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN. But he’s maintained his love for baseball and wants to continue his ties to the sport. He has long expressed a desire to play for the Yankees, and Rangers general manager Jon Daniels and his New York counterpart, Brian Cashman, have spent several weeks working to accommodate his wishes, a source told ESPN.
You read these right, Seattle Seahawks superstar quarterback Russell Wilson has been traded, but it’s not what you think. The Texas Rangers, who gave long held Russell Wilson’s Major League Baseball rights, have traded him to the New York Yankees. Russell Wilson has long expressed his desire to play for the Yankees, of course he has, they are the greatest organization in professional sports (note: I’m a Yankee fan). This is nothing more than a PR move, Wilson often appeared with the Rangers during Spring Training in previous years, and he will now get to do so in pinstripes. Wilson will report to the Yankees Grapefruit League camp in Tampa sometime during the next month, he was once a talented infield prospect, but made the smart decision to focus on football on his primary sport.