San Diego Padres select Manziel in the MLB Draft

San Diego Padres select Manziel in the MLB Draft

Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

May 28, 2014; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) throws a pass during organized team activities at Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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by Nick Schwartz / USA Today Sports

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Posted on June 7, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 7 at 6:59 PM

Sorry Cleveland, he’s Johnny Baseball now. The San Diego Padres decided to draft Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel with the 837th pick of the 2014 MLB Draft.

Manziel, who played baseball in high school and has thrown out the a few first pitches at MLB games, is listed as a shortstop.

Manziel visited the Padres to throw out a first pitch in May, and took batting practice with the team. His Padres uniform had a Heisman patch on the arm, and Manziel reenacted one of his famous scrambles while on the mound.

Manziel isn’t the first quarterback to be selected in the MLB draft. Russell Wilson was drafted twice, in 2007 and 2010, by the Orioles and Rockies.

The odds of Manziel ever playing an MLB game, as pointed out by ESPN Stats and Info, are very slim.

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