Jim Harbaugh told reporters at B1G Media Days that Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson would be working out on the baseball diamond as well as the football field. Last weekend, the talented gunslinger traded in the helmet and shoulder pads for a glove and a bat.

According to the Austin American Statesman, Patterson was working out with the Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, the Round Rock Express.

“The Rangers sent me here to be around these guys, learn from the veterans and pick up anything I can,” Patterson said. “Oh, man, it’s a humbling and awesome experience. It’s remarkable to see how hard they work; how much they put into their craft.”

Despite signing a multi-year contract with the Rangers, Patterson is committed to suiting up for the Wolverines this fall. He was selected in the 39th round of the MLB Draft, despite not having played baseball since high school.

Harbaugh complimented Patterson last week at B1G Media Days, saying he was impressed by the athleticism and ability of his quarterback.