News

Russell Wilson to throw out 1st pitch for Rangers

Russell Wilson to throw out 1st pitch for Rangers

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson reaches up to grab a throw as he works out with the Texas Rangers during spring training baseball practice, Monday, March 3, 2014, in Surprise, Ariz. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Super Bowl winner Russell Wilson is set for another ceremonial showing with the Texas Rangers.

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback will throw out the first pitch Wednesday night before the finale of a three-game series between the Rangers and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Texas selected Wilson from Colorado in the Triple-A portion of the Rule 5 draft on Dec. 12, a little less than two months before the Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 in the Super Bowl.

Wilson spent a day in uniform with the Rangers at spring training in Surprise, Ariz., but didn’t appear in a game against Cleveland on March 3.

An infielder, Wilson hit .229 in two seasons in the low minor leagues in Colorado’s system in 2010-11.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

‘Oregon Trail,’ ‘Pac-Man’ among finalists for Video Game Hall of Fame

Fresh
videogamehalloffame

"Zelda," "Pong," and "Super Mario Bros." are also in the running to be inducted as part of the inaugural Hall of Fame class.

in National, Sports

NFL giving up ‘distraction’ of tax-exempt status

Updated
nfl

Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league office and its management council will file tax returns as taxable entities for the 2015 fiscal year.

in Local

Whatcom County students sick with E. Coli after Milk Makers Fest

Fresh
doctor visit

Greg Stern with the Whatcom County Health Department says the cluster of cases tells them it’s associated to the festival, although a specific source isn’t known.

in Entertainment

Viola Davis to play Harriet Tubman

violadavis

She will star in a biography about the woman who helped countless slaves escape to freedom.

in Sports

White Sox-Orioles postponed again in riot-ravaged Baltimore

oriolesgamesuspended

The team says it made the decision Tuesday after consulting with Major League Baseball, and state and local officials. A makeup date was not announced.