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Rangers Pick Up Russell Wilson's Baseball Rights

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL. - Could Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson be a two-sport star? Does he want to play baseball after his NFL career is finished?

Rangers GM Jon Daniels talks about Texas' decision to draft Russell Wilson, his expectations for Wilson's involvement with the team, banning collisions at the plate and more.

The Texas Rangers made a surprise pick in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft, normally an event that simply ends baseball's winter meetings with little fanfare.

On Thursday at Walt Disney World, the Rangers decided they wanted some of the Wilson magic on their team and selected the former second baseman, taking him from the Colorado Rockies system. It cost them $12,000 to do so, and he goes on the club's restricted list because he's in the NFL.

Wilson squashed any chance of being a two-sport star.

"I love baseball. It's a relaxing sport and a good sport. I've played it my whole life. But football is my first love," he said.

While he has no interest in pursuing a baseball career, Deion Sanders -- a former two-sport star -- thinks Wilson should take a look at it.

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