The Rangers selected Wilson in the Rule 5 draft last December. He spent two years in the Colorado Rockies' minor-league system, batting .229.
"The guy has had a lot of success and he has a championship attitude," Washington told MLB.com."We're going to give him a chance to talk to our young kids and see what happens. Maybe [shortstop Elvis Andrus] and some of those young guys can hang with him and see what he has to offer."
Wilson played two years in the Rockies' organization and later was selected by the Rangers in the Rule 5 draft.
"[W]e go into this offseason with my hopes are that he is really going to take another big step forward," Carroll said of Wilson according to the Seattle Times.
Wilson finished the regualr season with 3,357 passing yards and 26 touchdowns with only nine interceptions, tacking on 539 rush yards and a rushing score. He added 524 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptiions in the playoffs along with 42 rush yards.
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"I know he was honored to be drafted by the Rangers, but there is no pressure or obligation to report," Rodgers said. "Ideally, people will allow Russell to enjoy the Super Bowl victory and relish in that accomplishment before making any firm commitments for the offseason."
The Rangers are echoing similar sentiments. General manager Jon Daniels said Monday he hasn't reached out to Rodgers or Wilson, preferring to give Wilson "time to enjoy the 'W'."
"We'll connect when he comes up for air," Daniels said.
After he was selected in December's Rule 5 draft from the Rockies, Wilson expressed interest about joining the Rangers in spring training.
"I'm sure I'll go down there for spring training and just talk to some of their players and hang out some," Wilson said in December. "It'll be kinda cool. But that's down the road."
Wilson said then he'd love to show up to spring training, and his agent says nothing has changed. It's unclear, however, what Wilson will do there. Take batting practice? Speak to the team?
A second baseman, Wilson batted .229 in 93 minor-league games after the Rockes drafted him in the fourth round in 2010.
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