NEW YORK (AP) - Just call him Johnny Baseball.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been selected by the San Diego Padres in the 28th round of the Major League Baseball draft Saturday - the 837th player taken. Manziel was listed as a shortstop for Texas A&M, although he never played for the Aggies as he focused on football.
Manziel, who was the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy in 2012, was taken by the Browns with the 22nd overall pick in the NFL draft last month.
Manziel played both baseball and football at Tivy High School in Kerrville, Texas, and asked Texas A&M coaches about being part of the baseball team before winning the Aggies' starting quarterback job as a redshirt freshman.
Earlier this week, Manziel was set to throw out the first pitch in Cleveland before the Indians played Boston. His toss was washed out by rain that delayed the start.

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