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Russell Wilson to be in uniform for Texas Rangers Monday

Russell Wilson AP

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.

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9 Responses to “Russell Wilson to be in uniform for Texas Rangers Monday”
  1. cowboys2013sb says: Feb 27, 2014 2:30 AM

    FYI the Rangers also have Jamies Winston’s rights too.

  2. tatum064 says: Feb 27, 2014 3:47 AM

    Fall back position. Not a bad place to land, either.

  3. JackedUpSports says: Feb 27, 2014 5:28 AM

    what a boss

  4. fr0sted21 says: Feb 27, 2014 10:46 AM

    The Mariners and Rangers are division rivals.

  5. yordo says: Feb 27, 2014 12:39 PM

    Careful. You just might like it.

  6. thefox61 says: Feb 27, 2014 1:17 PM

    G O M A R I N E R S !

  7. tcb2nyc says: Feb 27, 2014 1:48 PM

    Brilliant move by the Rangers. If for no other reason than to stick it to the Mariners.

  8. whosgotitbetterthanruss says: Feb 27, 2014 3:20 PM

    Nobody has it better than me.

  9. usdcoyotesfan says: Feb 27, 2014 5:44 PM

    The following scenario would be hilarious:

    The Rangers lead my Yankees by 2 in the bottom of the 9th inning with 2 outs and the bases are loaded. Derek Jeter hits a pop fly to Wilson, who appears to catch it, only to have the umps give Jeter a phantom home run (thus, a walk-off grand slam) for no reason.

    I think Wilson would approve. After all, he thought it was OK when such a call went in his favor in football, so he wouldn’t complain if it happened against him in baseball, right?

    On a side note, before anybody bashes me for being a fan of 2 teams that have nothing to do with each other (Packers and Yankees), I like them because I cheered for the same teams as my dad when I was little.

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