QB Wilson will reportedly join Rangers again in Spring Training
Seahawks star spent two seasons as Minor League infielder
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, a two-time NFL Pro Bowler who has led his team to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, will reportedly again spend time with the Rangers at Spring Training this year.
The news was first reported by the Boston Globe and then confirmed by FOX Sports Southwest. The Rangers have not commented on Wilson's possible return to Spring Training.
Wilson is a former infielder who was drafted out of N.C. State by the Rockies in the fourth round in 2010, but he opted to continue his football career. Wilson was then acquired by the Rangers in the Triple-A edition of the Rule 5 Draft in 2013. He dressed for a day with the Rangers in Surprise, Ariz., last year.
In two years as a Minor League infielder in the Rockies' system, Wilson hit .229 in 315 at-bats. He stole 15 bases in 61 games and posted an on-base percentage of .366 despite hitting just .228 for Class A Asheville in 2011, his most recent season in pro baseball.