No, relax (again), he's not switching sports.
Russell Wilson said yesterday he will again go down to the Texas Rangers' spring-training camp in Surprise, Arizona, in a few weeks to work out with the team. He did that for one day last March, too, fielding ground balls and watching a Rangers' exhibition game. He did not face live pitching or play in the game, so there was no potential for injury for his day job with the Seahawks.
"In terms of the Rangers, I’ll probably go down there at some point -- or when or if I do," Wilson said yesterday before quickly adding, "but I’m just grateful to be on this football team."
Rangers general manager John Daniels told espn.com in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on Tuesday Wilson "is expected" at spring training at some point, with details yet to be finalized, and that he's been in contact with Wilson about it since November.
Asked a second time yesterday about the Rangers, Wilson teased.
"I think I'm going to play for the Rangers, you know, all of Triple A," he joked -- JOKED, people! "No, no. My focus is still on being a Super Bowl-type winning quarterback for this football team, obviously. And getting back there. But not just getting back. Getting back is not good enough."
As I wrote yesterday, Wilson and his agent Mark Rodgers are likely to be in negotiations in the coming weeks with the Seahawks over an extension of his rookie contract that ends following the 2015 season.
That's the NFL season. No need to read anything more into this than Wilson dabbling in his "other" sport for a day just because he can, for the fun of it.