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Yankees Acquire Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson

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Yes, you read that right!

The New York Yankees acquired Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson from the Texas Rangers on Wednesday in exchange for future considerations.

Those familiar with Wilson are aware of his dual-athlete abilities. He was the 140th pick overall by the Colorado Rockies in the 2010 MLB draft, hitting .229 in A-ball across 2010-11. He was then traded to the Texas Rangers in late 2013. In 2014 and 2015, he participated in Spring Training workouts at Rangers camp as a second baseman.

CC Sabathia, Wilson’s new teammate, was pretty excited to hear the news:

Wilson, 29, has been the quarterback of the Seahawks since his rookie season in 2012. He’s started all 96 regular season games since then, has been a four-time Pro Bowler, and he led the Seahawks to a 43-8 crushing of the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman sees the addition of Wilson as positive.

“We’ve admired Russell’s career from afar for quite some time. This is a unique opportunity for us to learn from an extraordinary athlete who has reached the pinnacle of his profession.

“After talking to a number of our players, there is a genuine excitement in having Russell join us for a short time in camp. We are all looking forward to gaining insight into how he leads teammates toward a common goal, prepares on a daily basis for the rigors of his sport, and navigates the successes and failures of a season.”

According to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, Wilson will be assigned to the Yankees’ double-A Trenton Thunder roster.

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Tigers Acquire Nolan Blackwood

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The Detroit Tigers have acquired right-hander Nolan Blackwood from Oakland Athletics, per a club announcement, although the Tigers have not yet decided yet whether or not to receive a player-to-be-named-later or cash considerations in the return of trade, according to San Francisco Chronicle’s Susan Slusser.

Blackwood is one of the two players to be named later in the who teams’ completed Mike Fiers¬†trade earlier this season.

Blackwood, 23, has been with the Athletics’ organization since they drafted with the 14th pick in the 2016 draft.

 

 

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Red Sox Place Chris Sale On DL

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The Boston Red Sox have placed starting pitcher, and Cy Young Award candidate, Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 15th, as the hurler is dealing with mild inflammation in his pitching shoulder, prompting the move.

Sale was previously on the disabled list, with the same issue, back on July 31st, which makes this tenure a bit alarming.

In a corresponding move, Boston recalled right hander Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket

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Indians’ Trevor Bauer Out 4-6 Weeks with Stress Fracture

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer will miss four to six weeks due to a stress fracture in his right leg.

Bauer had been putting in a stellar season, with a 12-6 record to go along with a 2.22 ERA, and he is one of the leading candidates for the American League Cy Young award. The loss of Bauer for any stretch of time, especially for this time frame, will be an incredible blow to the Indians moving forward.

Bauer could return during the regular season in mid-to-late September.

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