Russell Wilson will be doing more than speaking to Texas Rangers’ players on Monday in Surprise, Arizona.
The Rangers have announced that Wilson will be in uniform on Monday, participate in the morning workout – usually batting practice, ground balls, etc. – and be active for the Cactus League game later that day against the Cleveland Indians at Surprise Stadium.
The Rangers didn’t say if Wilson would participate in the game.
Wilson was selected by Texas from the Colorado Rockies in the Triple A phase of MLB Rule 5 Draft on December 12, 2013. The Mariners had intended to draft Wilson in the Double A phase of the draft, but the Rangers beat them to it.
It was originally thought that Wilson would only come in as a motivational speaker to the camp. But with each week, it seems as though Wilson being a little bit more.
An infielder, Wilson played two seasons in the Rockies minor league system in 2010-11. He batted .229 with 5 home runs and 26 RBI over 93 professional games those two years with Tri-City (Low-A) and Asheville (A). In his last professional baseball action with Asheville in 2011, he batted .228 (44-193) with 3 homers, 5 doubles, 4 triples, 15 RBI, and 40 runs scored in 61 contests. He was also 15-for-17 in steal attempts that year. Wilson was originally selected by Colorado in the 4th round (140th overall) of the 2010 June Draft. He played football and baseball at North Carolina State before transferring to Wisconsin.