Rangers trade NFL quarterback Russell Wilson to Yankees
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Rangers trade NFL quarterback Russell Wilson to Yankees

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    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson works out with the Texas Rangers during spring training in 2014. Wilson was traded today from the Rangers to the New York Yankees.

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ARLINGTON, Texas >> Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been traded — from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees.

The Rangers selected Wilson in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft during the winter meetings in December 2013, about two months before he led the Seahawks to a win over Denver in the Super Bowl.

Today, Texas traded Wilson to the Yankees for future considerations.

Wilson spent a day in uniform with the Rangers at spring training in Surprise, Arizona, in 2014 without appearing in a game, and made another cameo appearance at camp the following spring. An infielder, Wilson hit .229 in two seasons in the low minor leagues in Colorado’s system in 2010-11.

In 2011, he left the Rockies for football at the University of Wisconsin.

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