Russell Wilson is coming to the Yankees.
No that’s not a typo. The Texas Rangers, who own Wilson’s MLB rights, traded the star NFL quarterback to the Yankees on Wednesday for future considerations.
Wilson has no plans on pursuing a full-time career in Major League Baseball, but has flirted with that notion in the past taking part in spring training with the Rangers in 2014 and 2015.
Wilson is expected to do the same with the Yankees in Tampa.
“We’ve admired Russell’s career from afar for quite some time,” general manager Brian Cashman said in a statement. “This is a unique opportunity for us to learn from an extraordinary athlete who has reached the pinnacle of his profession.”
The Yankees are coming off a season that saw them reach Game 7 of the ALCS, and they made a big splash earlier on the offseason by acquiring slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins.