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  • Former Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps waits to hit in the batting cage during a Baltimore Orioles baseball spring training workout Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla. Phelps, a native of Baltimore who was in the area filming his Golf Channel show The Haney Project, took batting practice with the team. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Thursday, February 21, 2013 3:51 pm

Michael Phelps has his eye on golf, not gold

By WILL GRAVESAP Sports Writer

Michael Phelps still hops in the pool these days, but only to escape questions about whether he'll swim competitively again.

The most decorated Olympian is too busy enjoying retirement to think about a Michael Jordan-like comeback. Phelps is filming a reality TV series for the Golf Channel with swing coach Hank Haney. The two visited the Baltimore Orioles in spring training on Thursday.

Phelps donned a helmet for batting practice. After getting warm he found the outfield with more than a few swings, impressing manager Buck Showalter.

Phelps wore a No. 18 jersey, the same number of Olympic gold medals he won during his unparalleled swimming career.