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Seahawks' Wilson due at Rangers camp March 3

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson announced via Twitter that he will be at the Texas Rangers' spring training facility on March 3.

Wilson tweeted a photo of himself Thursday holding a Rangers No. 3 jersey with a message that read: "Hey @Rangers fans... See you at 'Surprise' Arizona on March 3!"

It is not clear if Wilson will participate in drills or just meet and greet players. Rangers officials said they will contact Wilson's agent, Mark Rodgers, to coordinate a schedule, but it is not likely that Wilson will spend much time in Arizona.

"We are very pleased that Russell will be able to spend some time at our spring training camp," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in a statement. "Due to his other commitments, I expect his visit will be brief but he should be able to interact with our players on both the major and minor league sides. We are finalizing his exact schedule for March 3."

The Rangers selected Wilson in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft in December. Wilson said at the time that he was interested in attending spring training.

The Rangers paid $12,000 to take Wilson from the Colorado Rockies, who originally drafted Wilson. He batted .229 with five home runs, 19 stolen bases and 118 strikeouts as a Class A second baseman in 2010 and 2011. The Seahawks selected Wilson in the third round of the 2012 NFL draft.

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