"We wanted him in our organization," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "He's a winner and he goes about things the right way. He's driven, motivated and works hard. That's the kind of player and person we want around everyone on the club."
Wilson was grateful for the opportunity but acknowledged it was a one-day deal. He said his focus will go back to football Tuesday. And he hopes to play in the NFL a long time and to do that in Seattle.
"My goal is to, obviously, win multiple Super Bowls there," Wilson said. "We won the first one. Now the goal is to win the second one and to play there for a very, very long time. I initially started off, when I came to the National Football League, I was 23 years old and I said I wanted to play until I was 35. That's 12 years. Now I've bumped it up to 20. I don't know if I can do it. The key is staying healthy and doing the right things."
But if he ever gets the itch to play baseball again, the Rangers made it clear to him that they want him to do it in Texas. Daniels told Wilson when the Rangers selected him in the Rule 5 draft in December that the door was always open.
"It was one of those things that if I wanted to pursue it I could," Wilson said. "They wanted to be a part of me playing two sports if that ever came around."
For now, he'll be content to hang that Rangers jersey in his house and try to win another Super Bowl in Seattle.