Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson is a New York Yankee. (Photo: Getty Images)

The New York Yankees have the best quarterback in New York. 

No, that's not a typo. 

The Bronx Bombers acquired the rights to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in a trade with the Texas Rangers on Wednesday for future considerations. 

While Wilson won't be suiting up in Major League Baseball, he is expected to report to Yankees spring training in Tampa, FL. 


The 29-year-old was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB draft where he played in their farm system for two years before being drafted by the Seahawks out of Wisconsin in the third round of the 2012 draft. 

In those two seasons, which consisted of 315 at-bats, he batted .228 with five home runs.

The Rangers acquired Wilson in 2013 in the Rule 5 draft and made a pair of one-game appearances in the Cactus League during the springs of 2014 and 2015. 

However, Wilson had always wanted to play for the Yankees and the Rangers were willing to fulfill his wish. 

"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. "I've 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 have been a part of a world-class organization like the Texas Rangers."


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