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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will attend Yankees’ spring training in Tampa

His football season ended Saturday, when Seattle lost to Dallas in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson waits to hit during batting practice before a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves in March in Tampa. [AP Photo/Lynne Sladky]
Published Jan. 11

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will attend New York Yankees spring training in Tampa, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.

Morosi reported the news on Twitter, citing Wilson's MLB agent, Mark Rodgers.

Wilson's football season ended Saturday, when the Seahawks lost to the Dallas Cowboys in the wild-card round of the NFL playoffs.

Wilson, a two-sport star at North Carolina State, was a fourth-round pick by the Colorado Rockies in 2010. A second baseman, he played two minor-league seasons in the organization.

The Texas Rangers selected Wilson in the 2013 Rule 5 draft. He was traded  to the Yankees in February.

Wilson also participated in the Yankees' camp last spring. He struck out in his only at-bat.

The Yankees open spring training on Feb. 13, when pitchers and catchers report. Position players will join them on Feb. 18, with the first exhibition game to follow on Feb. 23.

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