Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson, after being traded from the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees a couple weeks ago, joined the Bronx Bombers in Florida at Spring Training on Monday morning. Wilson showed off his hitting skills with five home runs during batting practice. Watch a couple highlights from his morning below.
Russell Wilson taking BP. After rough first go-round, here three of the balls leave the yard pic.twitter.com/iwZMrRV5LF— Erik Boland (@eboland11) February 26, 2018
Wilson also played some defense as well at second base, which he played in college at North Carolina St.
QB/2B Russell Wilson works on a few double-play pivots with Yankees SS Didi Gregorius. pic.twitter.com/TE8HjEZm6G— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) February 26, 2018
Wilson also spoke to the media after Monday's training, discussing being #73 on the Yankees and spending Spring Training in pinstripes.
Russell Wilson on the uniform number he's wearing this week at #Yankees spring training: "I tried to get No. 3 but I think somebody had it already (laughs). ... So I'm wearing No. 73. Number 7 was my baseball number in high school." @cougarsrva pic.twitter.com/qcBDNTFr1I— Jon Scher (@JonScher) February 26, 2018
Russell Wilson: “I've been fortunate to lead a group of men in Seattle, which is the greatest gift in the world that I could have. To be able to lead a group of men who want to fight for one thing and one thing only, and that's... https://t.co/tS2ko9G0sD pic.twitter.com/mwX4DTSMlU— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) February 26, 2018