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Yankees Acquire Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson

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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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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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