Baseball: Is life as an infielder in former Badgers QB Russell Wilson's future?

2014-02-05T04:30:00Z Baseball: Is life as an infielder in former Badgers QB Russell Wilson's future?ROB HERNANDEZ | madison.com/sports | rhernandez@madison.com | 608-252-6173 madison.com

Russell Wilson, you just won Super Bowl XLVIII. What are doing next?

Well, apparently the Seattle Seahawks quarterback will at least make an spring-training appearance with the Texas Rangers.

Fox Sports' Jon Moroni, quoting Wilson's agent Mark Rodgers, says the former University of Wisconsin athlete will go ahead with plans to join the Rangers at their spring training facility in Surprise, Ariz., which is about 25 miles northwest of Phoenix, when players report later this month.

The Rangers selected Wilson 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, before cutting short his summer and coming to Madison as a transfer quarterback for the University of Wisconsin.

Of course, there is a good chance Wilson — drafted as an infielder — would not even field grounders if he does show up in Surprise. In fact, a Morosi Tweet suggest the team would like him to share his experiences with members of the organization, especially its younger players.

-- Rob Hernandez

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