Wilson at Rangers game; Mariners opener

April, 2, 2014
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Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson will be in Texas Wednesday night to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Texas Rangers game with the Philadelphia Phillies at Globe Life Park in Arlington, but the Seattle Mariners will not be outdone.

The Mariners will honor the Seahawks in their pregame ceremonies for the home opener Tuesday night against the Angels. At least 10 Seahawks players will be on hand, including Wilson. It's possible coach Pete Carroll also may attend the game. The Mariners have yet to announce which Seahawks players will throw out the first pitch.

Wilson, who played two seasons of minor-league baseball in the Colorado Rockies organization while he still was in college, was drafted by the Rangers last December in the Triple-A phase of MLB Rule 5 Draft. Wilson made an appearance at Rangers spring training last month, taking some infield practice at the team’s facility in Surprise, Ariz.

For the record, Wilson has no intention of becoming a two-sport athlete, but enjoyed his time talking with the Rangers players. Wilson also will be able to attend the Wisconsin Badgers game on Saturday against Kentucky in the Final Four, which takes place a stone's throw away from the Rangers ballpark at Cowboys Stadium. Wilson played his senior college season for Wisconsin.

Terry Blount

ESPN Seattle Seahawks reporter

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