Just as the MLB winter meetings were about to break up on Thursday, the Rangers acquired an MVP-caliber player.

An NFL MVP-talent, but an MVP nonetheless.

In the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft, which is usually used to take long-shot flyers or to fill out organizational needs, the club selected second baseman Russell Wilson off Colorado’s Class A roster. Wilson is better known, though, as the Seattle Seahawks quarterback. Yes, it’s true, it appears the Rangers may now have the best quarterback in Arlington.

The Rangers have no pipe dreams that Wilson, 25, will leave the NFL to pursue a baseball dream, but they still saw value in the $12,000 investment. Namely, they are hoping Wilson will come to spring training for a couple of days, talk to the minor leaguers and show them his workout habits.

“Everything you see and read about him, we think he’d have a positive message for all our guys,” assistant general manager A.J. Preller said. “The make-up and the way he goes about his business, to have him part of the organization is something we really like. And if he ever wants to get back to baseball, we’d like to give him a chance.”