Former Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert has signed a minor league deal with the Texas Rangers, he announced Saturday on Instagram.
“Blessed and thankful for the opportunity!” Lambert wrote. “… Extremely excited to see what God has in store. #Rangers”
Lambert geotagged his location as Surprise, Arizona, the spring training home of the Rangers, in his Instagram post.
The Dallas Morning News first reported that Lambert signed with the team on Friday.
Lambert, who spent the past two seasons with the Bulldogs after playing for three seasons at Virginia, will play as a pitcher.
Lambert did not play baseball at Virginia or Georgia. He last played competitively as a freshman at Wayne County High School in Jesup, Georgia.
Lambert threw for 2,015 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions in his two seasons at Georgia. After starting in the opener last season, he spent the rest of the year backing up true freshman Jacob Eason.
At Virginia, Lambert threw for 1,972 yards, 11 touchdowns and 13 interceptions to bring his career college totals to 3,987 yards, 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions when combined with his production with the Bulldogs.
Lambert also shared and announced in his Instagram announcement that he was recently baptized.
For Lambert, he’s the second former Georgia football player to attempt to make the transition from football to baseball this year. In February, Sanders Commings signed a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves, though he was released by the team earlier this month.
Former Florida and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow also has made a transition from football to baseball. Currently, he plays as an outfielder in the New York Mets organization.
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