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Rangers Affiliate Offers Wilson a Deal



    Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, celebrates with quarterback Russell Wilson after the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Seahawks won 43-8. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    The Texas Rangers' Class A affiliate Myrtle Beach Pelicans have made Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson quite an interesting offer.

    Wilson, who is fresh off a Super Bowl victory and a victory parade to trump all victory parades this week in Seattle, was drafted by the Rangers in December's Rule 5 draft after being drafted by the Colorado Rockies and playing some games in the minor league system while still in college.

    While it's doubtful Wilson will ever seriously consider a career in pro baseball, there is talk he could report to Surprise, Ariz., for Rangers spring training to serve in a mentoring/motivational role for young players, which he'd be very good at.

    But the Pelicans want to take it a step further, by offering to pay $20,000 to a charity of Wilson's choice and send he and his wife on an all-inclusive beach vacation if he will make just one appearance in a Pelicans uniform during a game this season.

    “It’s a 50-50 shot, I think,” Milovich said. “It’s a free vacation. Why not here [in Myrtle Beach]? He’s a great guy and we’d love to have him.”