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Russell Wilson has been traded! (To the Yankees!)

Russell Wilson has been traded! (To the Yankees!)

While Wilson has no plans to go full-Deion Sanders or Bo Jackson by trying to make a major league roster for the regular season, he enjoys staying connected to the sport.

Wilson expressed his gratitude to the Rangers in a statement this afternoon.

"After talking to a number of our players, there is a genuine excitement in having Russell join us for a short time in camp".

"Always said we'd be a Yankee Pops!", Wilson said in a tweet following the announcement.

However, the Texas Rangers still owned Wilson's MLB rights entering today.

"I want to personally thank the Texas Rangers and [general manager] Jon Daniels for drafting me and giving me the chance to experience professional baseball again", Wilson said in a statement. During my two springs in Arizona with the Rangers, I was reminded just how much I love the game of baseball. Given his rise as one of the NFL's most lethal passers - and the fact he's stayed remarkably healthy throughout his career - it's tough to envision Wilson ever leaving football for baseball.

The Texas Rangers have traded Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to the New York Yankees for future considerations.

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It won't be the first time that the Yankees have flirted with a football star. Under his last year of collegiate eligibility, he led Wisconsin to a Rose Bowl appearance, and broke the NCAA single season record for passing efficiency. Former Broncos QB John Elway played 42 games for Class A Oneonta in 1982.

Wilson spent two years in the Colorado Rockies organization as a second baseman after being selected in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB draft.

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

Russell Wilson later participated in Rangers 2014 and 2015 spring training camps.

He's expected to spend a day or two on the diamond in the Yankees' famous pinstripes in Tampa, Florida, either late this month or in March.

And the best part?

The Texas Rangers, who acquired the Seahawks quarterback from the Rockies in the 2013 Rule 5 draft, and stopped by the Rangers' own spring training workouts a few time since he joined the organization.