Seahawks’ Wilson is spring-bound
Super Bowl winning-quarterback Russell Wilson is going to spring training.
The Associated Press
SURPRISE, Ariz. — Super Bowl winning-quarterback Russell Wilson is going to spring training.
Wilson sent a tweet Thursday telling Texas Rangers fans he would see them in Surprise, Ariz., on March 3. He included a picture of himself standing in front of Seahawks helmets while wearing a Texas baseball jersey, and holding another showing the back with his name and No. 3.
Texas selected Wilson from the Colorado Rockies in the Class AAA portion of baseball’s December draft at the winter meetings.
Wilson played minor-league baseball as a second baseman for parts of two seasons before going back to college to play football. He just finished his second NFL season in Seattle.
Mark Rodgers, Wilson’s agent, said Wilson will have an “active day” but added he’s still deciding to what extent.
“I am still working out the details,” Rodgers said, “but Russell plans to be in uniform and participate in pregame.”
Red Sox land Capuano
FORT MYERS, Fla. — A person familiar with the deal said the Boston Red Sox have reached agreement on a $2.25 million, one-year contract with left-hander Chris Capuano.
Capuano, 35, was 4-7 with a 4.26 earned-run average last season for the Dodgers. He went on the disabled list twice and was limited to 24 appearances.
The Red Sox wanted depth in their rotation after Ryan Dempster said Sunday he would not pitch in 2014. That still left them with five veteran starters.
Simmons gets $58M deal
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves and shortstop Andrelton Simmons agreed on a $58 million, seven-year contract, a record deal for the latest young star locked up by the NL East champs.
The deal, which runs through the 2020 season, is the largest ever awarded to a player subject to American draft rules with less than two years of service time. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo signed a $41 million, seven-year contract last May.
Simmons, 24, showed power potential in 2013, when he hit 17 home runs, but he earned the big contract with his defense. He won his first Gold Glove.
• New York Mets ace Matt Harvey was cleared to start playing catch only four months after having reconstructive elbow surgery.
• On the first day of the Texas Rangers’ full-squad workouts, former All-Star left-hander Matt Harrison had back stiffness that prevented him from throwing batting practice.
Times reporter Jayson Jenks contributed to this report.