But the Rangers did take him in the Minor League phase of the Rule 5 Draft last year and brought him to Spring Training for a day to meet with their players. The Rangers would like to do that again next spring.
Wilson was originally drafted by the Rockies in 2010 as an infielder and played two seasons in their farm system before his football career took off.
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