The Yankees now have their very own Tim Tebow. The Yankees acquired Russell Wilson, a quarterback who will never play in the major leagues, from the Rangers on Wednesday for future considerations. The 29-year-old Seahawks’ signal-caller is expected to make an appearance at the Yankees’ spring training camp sometime later this month or in March, according to ESPN.com. “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 in a statement. “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.” ESPN reports that Rangers GM Jon Daniels and Yankees counterpart Brian Cashman had been working to accommodate Wilson’s wish to be part of the Yankees organization.
Yankees trade for NFL star Russell Wilson
New York Post | Feb 7