Maybe the Seahawks could make Ron Washington an assistant offensive line coach or something, because he’s familiar with the best way to protect a quarterback.
The Texas Rangers manager said there was “no way” he was going to let Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson face live pitching during his spring training cameo, for fear of him getting hit.
“I’m not using him,” Washington said, via Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. “Basically, we want to see if there is anything he can say that will help anybody with a baseball uniform. He’s got character, he’s a winner.”
Wilson is expected to be in Rangers camp Monday, when they’ll play an exhibition game against the Indians. He might take some ground balls or do drills, but the bulk of his activity will be talking.
“That’s what it is going to come down to,” Washington said. “He’s got purpose. And that’s our purpose for having him here.”
Thus, the Seahawks can breathe a sigh of relief that Wilson won’t be facing any fastballs.