Russell Wilson Hits Six Home Runs In Batting Practice

Russell Wilson Hits Six Home Runs In Batting Practice”

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback originally was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in 2010, but he now can call himself an honorary Yankee after NY acquired his rights in a trade with the Texas Rangers on February 7. That made it look like his career may be at an end, but the Phillies offered him a shot and he's making the most of it. "K-Rod" struck out Didi Gregorious, the first batter he faced.

He's wearing No. 73 - a combination of No. 7, his high school baseball number and No. 3, his pro football number. "Baseball's been deep in my heart, deep in my veins", he said. "You can't be a quarterback of a Super Bowl team without being an athlete".

"Is this just a stunt?" he said.

Move over Tim Tebow, you're not the only football player on a NY baseball team who can hit the ball out of the park. "If you really know me, baseball's been part of my blood".

The Yankees are already loaded with home-run hitters, as the Bronx Bombers added Giancarlo Stanton in the offseason to join Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. Before he died in 2010 of complications related to diabetes, the elder Wilson hoped his multisport son might one day play for his favorite team. "The thing I'm excited about the most is learning about the Yankees and how they've won 27 world championships". "There's a reason why winners win, and when you think about what it takes to get there...some people fear that, and some people want that, but it's an everyday thing".

Plus, Wilson's great-uncle was a massive Yankee fan, who still wears his interlocking NY all the time.

"(Seahawks head coach) Pete Carroll hasn't reached out to me just yet. He wand the Yankees were all smiles. "My favorite player was Derek Jeter", Wilson told reporters in Tampa following his workout.

"I believe in great habits, and the difference between winning and losing is very fine", Wilson said. No pressure for the newest Yankee infielder, none at all. I always watched them.

"I'm ready to go up there if they want me to", Wilson said upon his arrival Monday.

Why won't Russell Wilson go to Mariners spring training instead of joining the Yankees' camp?

Wilson has no intention to switch sports.

"I told him it does not look like it", Gregorius said. It's the best job in the world, and so for me I'm very passionate about that.

"I wouldn't be good at basketball". Coming off left shoulder surgery, Judge is slated to play his first exhibition game Wednesday and in another Friday, both times in the outfield.

-Clint Frazier found out over the weekend that he has a concussion, and said he felt "foggy" after he crashed into the scoreboard on Saturday. Boone said Frazier likely will miss a few days but not more. Despite passing the necessary tests after it happened on Saturday, Frazier said he did not feel well on Sunday.

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