Rangers Make a Move at Winter Meetings, With Their Football Player

The Rangers are a 95-loss team that’s, so far, decided to merely slumber during baseball’s Winter Meetings with nary a peep.

But, to be fair, they do intend to keep all their good football players.

The Rangers have placed Russell Wilson – who moonlights as the quarterback of the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks – on their Triple-A Round Rock roster to ensure another team can’t nab in the upcoming Rule 5 draft.

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Obviously there are no imminent plans for Wilson to quit his football gig, but had the Rangers not elevated him another baseball team could’ve swooped in and stolen him for $12,500.

Wilson, who spent one day in Surprise last spring, will be invited back to Rangers’ camp this year.

A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.

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