Major League Baseball roundup
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.
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 CBSSports.com.
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.
Outfielder Justin Ruggiano was traded from the Miami Marlins to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder Brian Bogusevic. Continued...