Major League Baseball roundup

Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:22pm EST
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Dec 12 (The Sports Xchange) - If Russell Wilson ever decides to give up his NFL career for a return to baseball -- and it's extremely doubtful he will -- the Seattle Seahawks' quarterback could be relocating to Texas.

The Rangers selected Wilson from the Colorado Rockies' organization with the 15th overall selection in the Triple-A phase of what was clearly the oddest move in the Rule 5 Draft that concluded the Winter Meetings on Thursday.

Wilson, 25, spent the 2010-11 seasons as a second baseman in the lower levels of the Rockies' farm system, hitting just .229 in 93 games before turning his attention to college football at Wisconsin as a graduate student after playing three seasons at North Carolina State.

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The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a contract with free agent reliever Joba Chamberlain, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.

The contract is for one year at $2.5 million plus incentives, according to

The 28-year-old Chamberlain had a 4.93 ERA in 42 relief innings for the New York Yankees last season. For his career, he owns a 3.51 ERA out of the bullpen.

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Outfielder Justin Ruggiano was traded from the Miami Marlins to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Brian Bogusevic.   Continued...

New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine (L) looks for the ball in the dirt after Baltimore Orioles batter Michael Morse strikes out against CC Sabathia to end the sixth inning of their MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore, Maryland September 9, 2013. REUTERS/Doug Kapustin