Seattle QB Wilson plans to report to spring training with Rangers
FEB 03, 2014 5:21p ET
Forget going to Disney World. Russell Wilson could be going to spring training after winning the Super Bowl.
A day after winning Super Bowl XLVIII, Wilson's agent confirmed that the Seahawks' QB plans to report to spring training with the Texas Rangers later this month.
Our own Jon Paul Morosi had the report early Monday morning.
Rodgers said Wilson is interested in maintaining a relationship with Rangers and ties to MLB; this would be fun for him, Rodgers said.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 3, 2014
We know what you're thinking. What's going on here? Well, Wilson was selected by the Rangers in the Rule V draft in December. Wilson hasn't played in the minor leagues since 2011 when he hit .228 in 61 games with the Asheville Tourists, a Class A team within the Colorado Rockies organization.
The Rangers hope to lean on Wilson's leadership skills. Will he play any baseball? Probably not. Rest easy, Seahawks fans.
Josh Boyd, the Director of Professional Scouting with the Rangers, explained in December why the Rangers picked Wilson and what they hope to get out of him: