According to KansasCity.com, the Tigers Cy Young award winner and 2012 SI Swimsuit Issue cover model "might be dating." They report (via the Busted Coverage website), that Michigan native Upton was spotted in Justice's suite at the Palace of Auburn Hills last Thursday night for an Aerosmith concert. Also there were Frank Viola Jr., a friend of Justin's and the son of former Twins pitcher, Frank Viola. Joining them as well was a friend of Upton's, model Lizzy Glynn.
After the concert, reports say that the group was spotted out and about at several bars or hot spots. To further add to the rumors, Kate Upton was seen at a Tigers game this past Friday evening, with a Detroit baseball cap on. Of course this raises questions about Justin's "long-time girlfriend" Emily Yuen.
The Kate Upton and Justin Verlander commercials for the MLB 2K12 baseball video game are where these two first "hooked up," so to speak. It's possible that during this time they became better acquainted, or the fact that Upton is a Michigan native, has opened doors for her at the Tigers games. Nonetheless, people will definitely be talking if Kate Upton is spotted in Kansas City tonight, rooting on starting pitcher Justin Verlander during the 2012 MLB All-Star game.
Question is, will Kate Upton become a distraction for Verlander, sort of the way Jessica Simpson was for Tony Romo of the Dallas Cowboys? It's hard to argue that dating Kate Upton wouldn't be distracting, and it will definitely have opposing fans even more likely to heckle the pitching star. However, if the rumors are true, Verlander is probably thinking less about that and more about how he's dating hot swimsuit model Kate Upton!
Follow @MattClarkNews on Twitter for more sports news updates!
(Image Source: Amazon.com)