Russell Wilson is in Surprise, Arizona, today, for his cameo with the Texas Rangers at their spring training.
It's the second consecutive March the Seahawks quarterback has worked out for a day with the team that hold the former Class-A and college-baseball second baseman's minor-league baseball rights.
Seattle Times Mariners writer Ryan Divish, formerly of the News Tribune, took this video of Wilson in batting practice:
Wilson took infield work at second base and batting practice this morning. He was then scheduled to address minor leaguers at the Rangers' complex, then dress for the Rangers' exhibition game this afternoon against the San Diego Padres.
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He took time to pose with a Seattle baseball fan, too:
Just as he did not last March, Wilson isn't scheduled to play in the game so as to not risk injury that Seattle wouldn't exactly appreciate.
Wilson's representative Mark Rodgers is having ongoing negotiations with the Seahawks on extending his rookie contract that is due to end after this season. Seahawks general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll have called those talks amicable and have indicated the team wants to have a new, mega deal for its franchise quarterback before training camp begins in late July.
The Seahawks want to get through free agency and the draft that begins on April 30. Expect Wilson to get his new deal signed soon after that.