Max Fried strikes out Russell Wilson in Braves-Yankees game

Seattle Seahawks quarterback (temporarily) turned New York Yankees outfielder Russell Wilson led off the fifth inning against the Braves during Friday’s game.

After Russell took a strong hack at the first pitch he saw, Braves pitcher Max Fried threw Wilson a nasty curve that had him swing and miss for strike three in his first at-bat with the Yankees.

“He took a big swing on the first pitch, and I kind of was expecting it,” Fried said. “But also saw he was being aggressive. So at the end of the day, I’m just trying to get the guy out. Doesn’t matter who he is.”

Wilson, of course, has been the Seahawks’ signal-caller since 2012. He won the Super Bowl in 2014 (2013 season), 43-8 over the Denver Broncos.

The Texas Rangers traded Wilson’s rights to this Yankees this winter. He’s participating in spring training for the fun of it.