Feb 4, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT
Russell Wilson, the quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks, was selected by the Texas Rangers in December’s Rule 5 Draft and there’s been talk of him making an appearance this spring in camp. But if the Super Bowl XLVIII champion suits up in a Texas uniform it will only be for photo opportunities.
Wilson’s agent Mark Rodgers told Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Tuesday that his client has “no plans to actively participate in Rangers spring training.”
Wilson might show up in Surprise, Arizona to sign autographs and chat with the club’s minor league players, but he’ll merely be an honored guest.
The 25-year-old played baseball in college at NC State and spent two summers in the Colorado Rockies’ farm system, but his gaze has always been on pro football and it’d be foolish to turn back now.
Wilson was a .229/.354/.356 hitter in 379 career minor league plate appearances.
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