Texas Rangers won't have Russell Wilson hit in any spring training games

Russell Wilson won't be stepping up to the plate for the Rangers anytime soon

2/28/14 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Blog Photo - Texas Rangers won't have Russell Wilson hit in any spring training gamesSeattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is at spring training with the Texas Rangers, but he won't be stepping up to the plate to face live pitching anytime soon.

The Rangers have ruled that out, saying they're unwilling to take the risk of him getting hurt.

I guess that's nice of them, and I'm sure the Seahawks appreciate the Rangers protecting their investment, but it's a little disappointing.

Wilson will be with the Rangers almost exclusively in a speaking only role. He'll basically be a motivational speaker for the team, since he has done something that most of the athletes in the Rangers organization have never done: Won a championship at the highest level of professional sports.

It's understandable that the Rangers are keeping him mostly under wraps, but it would have been awesome to see him get a couple at bats at some point.
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2/28/14   |   kobe_lova   |   61922 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
having followed him through the beginning of his minor league career with the Rockies, you don't have to really worry about anything getting hit with him in the box

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2/28/14   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25310 respect

having followed him through the beginning of his minor league career with the Rockies, you don't have to really worry about anything getting hit with him in the box