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Texas Rangers draft Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) rushes against

(Credit: AP)

The Mets took a pitcher and the Yankees lost a pitcher during Thursday morning's Rule 5 draft, but the most interesting transaction occurred during the minor league phase of the annual event and involves a player who will never take the field.

The Rangers took Colorado second baseman Russell Wilson – yes, that Russell Wilson, the Seahawks star quarterback. Wilson was selected by the Rockies...

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