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Russell Wilson is going to be a New York Yankee.

On Wednesday, the Texas Rangers traded the Seattle Seahawks quarterback to the Yankees in exchange for future considerations, according to ESPN.

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ESPN reported that Wilson loves baseball and plans to continue to play it, even if he’s not going to go all out and try to be a superstar in both sports’ worlds.

But he has long expressed a desire to be a Yankee, so Rangers general manager Jon Daniels and New York general manager Brian Cashman reportedly came together to help him live the dream.

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

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“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,” he added.

Wilson expresses his gratitude

Wilson himself is clearly excited about the trade, and he released a statement thanking the Yankees for welcoming him.

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“I want to personally thank the Texas Rangers for giving me the chance to experience professional baseball again,” Wilson said. “Growing up taking grounders, hitting BP, and throwing deep post routes early in the mornings with my dad and brother is where my love of sports came from, and those memories stick with me every morning I wake up. I remember how excited I was when Texas selected me in the Rule 5 Draft in December 2013. During my two springs in Arizona with the Rangers, I was reminded just how much I love the game of baseball.”

He continued, “While football is my passion and my livelihood, baseball remains a huge part of where I came from and who I am today. I’ve learned so much on the baseball field that translates to my game physically and mentally playing quarterback in the NFL. I thank the Rangers and their great fans for making me feel at home and a part of the family! While I embrace the chance to be a New York Yankee, I will forever be grateful to have been a part of a world class organization like the Texas Rangers.”