Is Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton no longer single? The 20-year-old blonde bombshell has reportedly been seeing 29-year-old Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers, who is headed to the World Series after his team’s ALCS sweep of the New York Yankees.
Upton is one of the most sought-after supermodels in the world. Earlier this year she was linked with New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, but most recently she was seen wearing her Tigers baseball cap at Verlander's games.
The starting pitcher's grandfather, Richard Verlander Sr. said, "I heard he has been on dates with a Sports Illustrated girl. I saw a photo — she’s beautiful,” and added, “They make a good-looking pair because he’s a good-looking man, too."
One thing's for sure, we'll be watching Verlander — and looking for Upton — at this year's World Series. In the meantime, enjoy these hot shots of the handsome pitcher, who has been nearly unhittable so far in this postseason.
Verlander admires the ALCS trophy after his team advanced to the World Series by defeating the New York Yankees in Detroit, Michigan, on October 18, 2012.
Starting pitcher Justin Verlander is congratulated by catcher Alex Avila in the ninth inning against the New York Yankees during Game 3 in their MLB ALCS baseball playoff series in Detroit on October 16, 2012.
Verlander delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees during the MLB ALCS baseball playoff series in Detroit on October 16, 2012.
Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander celebrates in the locker room after his team defeated the Oakland Athletics in their MLB ALDS playoff series in Oakland, California, on October 11, 2012.
Verlander, with his back to the camera, celebrates with catcher Alex Avila after their team defeated the Oakland Athletics in the fifth game of their MLB ALDS playoff series in Oakland on October 11, 2012.
Fans hold up a "We heart Justin Verlander" sign for the starting pitcher before the his game against the New York Yankees in Detroit on August 6, 2012.
Verlander watches from the dugout as the Detroit Tigers win over the Kansas City Royals at their MLB American League game in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 16, 2012.
Verlander gives directions from the mound during his team's MLB spring training workout in Lakeland, Florida, on February 26, 2012.
Out of Uniform
Verlander heads out through a corridor after his team's workout day was cancelled by rain in New York on September 29, 2011.
Woody the Dog
The pitcher plays with teammate Brandon Inge's dog, whose name is Woody, before the start of his MLB Grapefruit League game in Lakeland on February 27, 2011.