The San Diego Padres drafted former Texas A&M QB and current Brown Johnny Manziel in the 28th round of the 2014 MLB Draft.
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 7, 2014
Manziel is listed as a shortstop, according to the MLB Draft Tracker.
There were some rumors circulating that an MLB team could draft Manziel much like the Texas Rangers selected Seahawks QB Russell Wilson in the last Rule 5 draft.
Manziel is clearly focused on playing quarterback for the Browns and competing for the starting job with veteran QB Brian Hoyer this summer, so it’s hard to imagine him carving out a lot of time during the offseason for baseball.
Manziel was a middle infielder in high school, but never played baseball for Texas A&M.
“I do miss (baseball),” Manziel said over a year ago, via SI.com. “I would love to play. But I chose a different path. Football became center stage in my life when I always thought I would play baseball.”
It wouldn’t be shocking if he made a spring training appearance like Wilson did several months ago.