Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is set to join the New York Yankees' spring training camp on Monday.
The Yankees acquired the one-time minor league infielder from the Texas Rangers on Feb. 7 for future considerations.
Wilson will spent a few days with the Yankees but won't play in any games. He was assigned No. 73; his football jersey is No. 3 Antonio Senzatela Colorado Rockies Jersey
, long retired by the Yankees for Babe Ruth.
"As a quarterback leadership, obviously, huge role for him," Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Thursday. "He's developed a reputation of being a tremendous
leader. So, anytime we can get people like that around our guys, it's something
The 29-year-old Wilson led the Seahawks to the 2014 Super Bowl championship, defeating the Denver Broncos 43-8. In six seasons, that include four Pro Bowl
selections, he has a career record of 65-30-1.
"Look, I'm excited Cheap B.J. Hill Jersey
," Boone said. "We're talking about a high-caliber guy, a guy that's won at the highest level. I know he loves baseball, was a
Yankee fan growing up. So I know how excited first and foremost he is to come
here and be around these guys."
Wilson's locker is next to newly acquired third baseman Brandon Drury, who grew up in Grants Pass, Oregon, and made the seven-hour drive to Seattle to
watch Seahawks games.
"The guy's a winner," Drury said. "To pick a guy's brain like that, I know he's really smart. I'm excited getting to know him, for sure. I'm a big Russell
Wilson fan, so it's pretty cool."
Wilson was selected by the Colorado Rockies in the fourth round of the 2010 amateur draft Cheap Customized Pittsburgh Steelers Jerseys
, and was acquired by Texas in the minor league phase of the 2013 winter meeting draft. He participated in
Rangers' spring training workouts in 2014 and '15/
In 93 career minor league games between Rookie-level Tri-City (2010) and Class A Asheville (2011) in Colorado's system, Wilson hit .229 with 19 stolen
bases, five homers and 26RBIs. In his last 15 games with Asheville in 2011,
Wilson hit .302, had five extra-base hits and nine RBIs.
Wilson will be assigned to Double-A Trenton.
The Baltimore Ravens gave Robert Griffin III his first start in 19 months during Thursday's Pro Football
Hall of Fame Game against the Chicago Bears, and it became an emotional moment
for the former superstar.The 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year has seen his
career completely derailed from nagging knee injuries, but he looked just fine
on Thursday. Griffin completed seven passes for 58 yards, one touchdown and one
interception. The Ravens won the game, 17-16.After the game, Griffin talked
about how emotional it was for him to be back in game action for the first time
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, via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com."People don't understand that once you're out of
the league for a year, it's really hard to get back in, especially if you're a
quarterback and a high draft pick. It's just really hard to do.[Thursday] was an
emotional day for me, just coming back out here. I know it's the preseason, it's
the Hall of Fame game, but to have an opportunity to come back out here and play
football is something that I really cherish."Drafted second overall by the
Washington Redskins (who surrendered four draft picks to trade up and land him
in a deal with the Rams), in 2012, Griffin led them to the NFC East title after
an excellent rookie year.Griffin tossed 3,200 yards and 20 touchdowns against
just five interceptions, while adding 815 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.
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, knee injuries began to pile up, ending his 2012 season and limiting RG3's progression in 2013. He was slowed by an
ankle injury in 2014, and replaced by Kirk Cousins in 2015 after suffering a
concussion. After the Redskins releases Griffin, he signed a two-year deal worth
$15 million with the Cleveland Browns. Sadly, Griffin hurt his shoulder and was
limited to five games in 2016. He was released after the season, and wasn't
signed by anybody for the 2017 campaign.But the Ravens are giving Griffin a
chance to get healthy and revive his career. The man is only 28 years of age,
and he'll certainly have the chance to challenge struggling veteran Joe Flacco
for the starting job in 2018 and beyond.We've seen many great athletes have
careers derailed by injuries, but Griffin is battling hard to keep his NFL
tenure going. If he can do that, it would certainly be one of the all-time great