Russell Wilson’s baseball career will live on, at least for one more day.
Wilson, a former second baseman who spent two years in the Colorado Rockies’ farm system before giving up baseball and pursuing a career in the NFL, will be in uniform and in the dugout for the Texas Rangers during their upcoming exhibition game against the Cleveland Indians.
The Rangers, as you may recall, selected Wilson from Colorado in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 Draft back in December. Texas essentially bought the rights to a Super Bowl MVP for what amounted to a $12,000 fee.
The team has not indicated whether or not Wilson will get an at-bat or not. He batted .229 with five home runs over 93 professional games up to Class A with Colorado before focusing on things like turning around a franchise and winning a Super Bowl.