Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will have an at-bat for the New York Yankees in Friday's spring training game against the Atlanta Braves, a source told ESPN. He is not in the starting lineup and is expected to enter the game late. Wilson has been with the Yankees all week, taking batting practice and fielding ground balls from second base. After trading for him last month, the Yankees previously said he wouldn't be playing in a spring training game. This will be the first time Wilson has played in a baseball game since 2011, when he was in the Colorado Rockies organization. About an hour and a half before first pitch, Wilson joked with reporters about the possibility that he might play either Friday or Saturday (against the Red Sox in Fort Myers, Florida). "It could happen today, it could happen tomorrow. It could not happen at all," Wilson said, laughing. "But when it happens -- I'll be ready if it happens." This has been a good week at the plate for Wilson. He has homered regularly in his batting practice sessions with the Yankees. During his first session, one which put him in a group with reigning American League and National League home run champions Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, Wilson hit six home runs.
Yankees to give Russell Wilson an at-bat vs. Braves
ESPN | Mar 2