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Justin Verlander Dating Kate Upton? Is This for Real?

Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press
Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press
Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 10, 2012

Justin Verlander, ladies and gentleman. Justin "The Man" Verlander. 

Let us be that little birdie to tell you there are rampant rumors Kate Upton is sweet on the Detroit Tigers' ace, and there is even photographic evidence of the claim. 

Busted Coverage sniffs out some fantastic pictures that allegedly feature supermodel Kate Upton getting rather close to arguably the best pitcher in the Majors. 

The website received a link to some photos from 98.7, Amp Radio. A listener apparently sent in pictures they took of the two as they partied at a local bar, Coyote Joe’s. 

As you can see, you need some imagination to see two people hooking up, but not much of one. These two, if they are indeed Verlander and Upton, are canoodling rather closely. 

The Detroit Free Press has the full story on the woman who we presume snapped off the pictures. Her name is Amanda Waynick, and she was celebrating her 25th birthday at the bar. 

That's when she tried to get a picture with Verlander, only to have him decline. It seems he was rather light-hearted about it, though. 

She then gave the images to the radio station when she realized the gems she had on some of her party pictures. 

Of course, Verlander has been linked to his longtime girlfriend Emily Yuen, so we tread cautiously, because this may be much ado about nothing. 

Then again, it may be the starting American League pitcher in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game beginning a relationship with the "it" girl of the year.

The two are yet to comment on all the speculation, and there is no telling where they began their budding friendship. 

It may have been on the set of promo videos for MLB 2K12. If so, please remember not to neglect your video games. They may come in handy at some point in your life.


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