The team announced Friday that they have produced Russell Wilson Texas Rangers gear that will be available for sale beginning on Sunday in advance of Wilson’s visit to camp Monday.
The gear will be available in both Rangers colors and Seahawks colors. From a team press release via the Dallas Morning News:
Replica home white jerseys and red and royal t-shirts with “Wilson” and “3” on the back will be available at the Surprise Stadium merchandise stores beginning on Sunday, when the Rangers host the Chicago White Sox at 1:05 p.m. MT.
Replica home white jerseys, royal and “Seahawk Green” t-shirts with “Wilson” and “3” on the back will also go on sale this Sunday at the Texas Rangers Team Shops at Globe Life Park in Arlington (open Sunday from 12 noon-5:00 p.m. CT) and Fort Worth (open Sunday 12 noon-6:00 p.m. CT). The merchandise will also be available at the Rangers Team Shop in Dallas, which is closed Sunday but opens on Monday at 10:00 a.m. CT.
Wilson was a fourth-round pick by the Colorado Rockies in 2010 and played two minor league seasons before returning to college to continue his football career. The Rangers selected him in the Rule 5 draft this year with the intention of having him show up at camp to be a positive presence. Washington has made it clear that Wilson will not be playing for the team. But that won’t stop them from making some money off him. Smart business move.