Just over four weeks removed from winning his first Super Bowl for the Seattle Seahawks, quarterback Russell Wilson will be donning a uniform of a different kind.
Wilson will join the Texas Rangers Monday at their spring training facility in Surprise, Ariz. According to Chad Thornburg of MLB.com, Wilson is expected to participate in morning workouts with the team and will suit up for their split-squad game against the Cleveland Indians.
Wilson has played baseball professionally before as a member of the Colorado Rockies organization in 2010 and 2011. Ultimately he chose football over baseball and transferred to Wisconsin from North Carolina State to finish his college career. That didn’t stop the Rangers from taking a flier in selecting Wilson it the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft last summer.
Wilson still enjoys baseball and misses playing the game competitively. However, Wilson isn’t planning on being the next Deion Sanders, Bo Jackson or Brian Jordan. He intends to stick to football.