Russell Wilson Will Join Yankees for Spring Training

The former Super Bowl winner will be a second baseman for New York this spring.

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Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson invested in his teammates. (Tom Pennington/Getty)
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The next time Russell Wilson steps on the field, it won’t be for the Seattle Seahawks.

The former Super Bowl winner, who bowed out of the playoffs last week with a loss to the Cowboys in Dallas, will be joining the New York Yankees for spring training in Tampa.

Wilson, 30, attended spring training last year as well and played second base and went 0-for-1 with a strikeout in his lone appearance for New York.

A 2010 fourth-round pick by the Colorado Rockies, Wilson played professional baseball for parts of two seasons before being drafted by the Seahawks and is a .229 hitter.

The veteran quarterback led the NFL in touchdown passes in 2017 (34) and is heading into the final year of a contract that will pay him $17 million in 2019.

Chances are he’ll sign a multi-million dollar extension with the Seahawks instead of taking a minor league deal with the Yankees, but you never know.

We’ll see as New York’s full-squad squad workout is set for February 19.

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