A story in USA Today this week alluded to Orioles farmhand Mike Flacco considering giving up baseball to pursue a career in football, like his older brother, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.
That's not the plan, according to the Orioles.
Scout Dean Albany talked to Mike Flacco on Tuesday and says the first baseman has every intention of playing for the Orioles' organization in 2013.
"Mike's a great kid and he's working real hard to prepare himself for spring training," Albany said. "It's a full go for him for baseball, that's what he told me. He is real excited about spring training."
The USA Today story says Mike Flacco's dream is to play in the World Series, but it also says he has considered a switch to football to become a tight end, though he hasn't played that game since high school eight years ago.