Russell Wilson Expects to Play in Friday's Spring Training Game With Yankees

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson suggests drinking water can help with concussions. More

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson suggests drinking water can help with concussions. More

The Yankees have said Wilson won't play in a game, though GM Brian Cashman said he was open to the idea.

None of this is Wilson's fault, of course. We want him to go with the pitch.

In the head-to-head competition, Tebow had the edge Friday with his sharp single off the Nationals' Eric Fedde over at First Data Field.

MLB.com reporter Bryan Hoch caught up with the last pitcher to face Wilson in a pro baseball game. "I'd love to keep him". "But when it happens - I'll be ready if it happens".

Earlier in the at-bat, Fried made Wilson look absolutely silly on a curve. Wilson fouled the first pitch back.

The Yankees acquired Wilson, a star quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, from the Texas Rangers on February 7.

Mark Payton replaced Wilson and played right field in the sixth inning.

"I wasn't coming here to fool around", Wilson said. "I've said this for a couple years now that I think one of these years, he's going to be a 70-percent completion guy, and that just means he's cleaned things up a little bit more, just being more efficient and more precise. And we are looking forward to working to see how it's going to turn out". "I'll always remember when they announced my name".

When Wilson expressed interest in reporting to the Rockies' spring training camp in 2011, then N.C. State football coach Tom O'Brien had reservations about Wilson's commitment to the Wolfpack football team.

"A lot of it was about trusting what you know", Wilson said. He's extraordinarily dedicated to doing everything he can to be right.

The Yankees hope that message sticks around long after he has left for his day job.

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