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Russell Wilson | Second Baseman

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Russell Wilson will dress for the Rangers in Monday's Cactus League game against the Indians.
The Rangers grabbed Wilson in this winter's Rule 5 Draft, and now they'll have him suit up for a spring game as a sort of photo op. He'll work out with the team Monday morning and be in the dugout for their afternoon tilt. It's a mere formality, though, as the Super Bowl champion quarterback has already achieved plenty of success in his other career. Wilson was previously a fourth-round pick of the Rockies in 2010. Wed, Feb 26, 2014 07:26:00 PM

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Russell Wilson's agent confirmed Tuesday that his client will not be an active participant in Rangers camp.

Wilson was selected by the Rangers in December's Rule 5 Draft, but the Super Bowl-winning quarterback has no desire to return to baseball. He has been invited by the Rangers to talk to some of their minor league players this spring in camp, but the relationship between the two parties will not extend beyond that.
Tue, Feb 4, 2014 06:51:00 PM

Rangers selected 2B Russell Wilson in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft.

The pick was made on Thursday. While the NFL superstar remains unlikely to ever pursue his baseball career again, the Rangers would like to be associated with him, and have their players and coaches be around someone with his drive and desire. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels has indicated that Wilson is excited to potentially come to spring training and wants to come to camp.
Sat, Dec 14, 2013 08:59:00 AM

Rockies infield prospect Russell Wilson informed the team Wednesday that he will be preparing for the NFL Draft instead of reporting to spring training.

Wilson, a fourth-round pick of the Rockies in 2010, played quarterback for University of Wisconsin this season, throwing for 3,175 yards and 33 touchdowns while leading the Badgers to the Rose Bowl. "I want to put all my focus in football and see where it takes me," said Wilson. "I know that I have the talent, aptitude and leadership to succeed on the next level." The 23-year-old played in 61 games with Class A Asheville last season, batting .228/.366/.708 over 236 plate appearances. Former former Dallas Cowboys executive Gil Brandt told the New York Times that he projects as a fourth-round pick in the NFL Draft.
Thu, Jan 12, 2012 09:15:00 AM

Rockies infield prospect Russell Wilson has decided to play football for the University of Wisconsin.

Wilson was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft and played 61 games this season for Single-A Asheville. He has one year of college eligibility left and will spend it at quarterback in Madison. The 22-year-old could decide to return to baseball in the future if the NFL does not become an option.
Mon, Jun 27, 2011 12:13:00 PM

Rockies prospect second baseman Russell Wilson hasn't decided whether he will play college football this season.

Wilson graduated from N.C. State this spring, but still has a year of eligibility remaining. The quarterback has already made visits to Auburn and Wisconsin. "It's just a matter of working through in his mind the full-time pursuit of baseball versus the potential in football," a source told ESPN's Joe Schad. Wilson, who was selected in the fourth round of the First-Year Player Draft last season, is batting .220/.367/.310 with 12 stolen bases and 77 strikeouts over his first 208 plate appearances with Class A Asheville this season. Baseball America ranked the 22-year-old as the Rockies' No. 19 prospect over the winter.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 11:13:00 AM