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Russell Wilson, you've just won the Super Bowl. Where are you going? On Thursday, the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback gave his answer via Twitter: Surprise, Ariz., to appear at spring training with the Texas Rangers, who paid $12,000 to acquire him in the Rule 5 draft.
Wilson played in the Colorado Rockies' organization in 2010 and 2011 before being taken in the NFL draft. Two years into his career, he became a championship QB. As a Class A second baseman, Wilson hit .229 with 5 homers, 19 stolen bases and 118 strikeouts. This time on the diamond, Wilson likely won't be around very long; ESPN.com's Richard Durrett reports that he could participate in drills or just talk with Rangers players.
If he did stick, though, what would we see from Wilson?
QB to 2B?
Could Russell Wilson come close to matching his football success in baseball?
According to a report by ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney, Texas Rangers closer Joe Nathan is headed to the Detroit Tigers, taking his 341 career saves to the Motor City. That number ties him for 10th on Major League Baseball's all-time list, behind some iconic closers -- and a few sneaky savers who finished off games for several teams during long careers.
Can you name the top 10 and ties? We've already given you one name ...