Kate Upton spends some quality with her boyfriend Justin Verlander's Detroit Tigers teammates

Kate Upton and her new boyfriend, Justin Verlander, seem to be having a lot of fun lately! After attending some Super Bowl parties and joking around with the Orlando Magic mascot at a game – the giant dragon proposed to Kate! – the couple have been seen at the Detroit Tigers spring training and at a very silly Tigers dinner party.

FanSided writes that the Tigers are in Florida for spring training and Kate, 21, has come along to support Justin, 30, the Tigers’ pitcher, as he recovers from core muscle surgery. Fans tweeted that Kate and Justin have been seen out riding bikes together – how adorable!

Yahoo! Sports writes that Kate also joined the Tigers for a very silly dinner party, during which Tigers catcher Bryan Holady put on a women’s one-piece swimsuit and a tiny sombrero and Kate taught him how to pose like a bikini model (though, unlike Kate’s latest Sports Illustrated shoot, Bryan had gravity on his side!).

Tigers pitcher Joba Chamberlain took a photo of Bryan posing with Kate – fully clothed – and posted it to Twitter, captioned, “Too many bikini models in 1 room #nofilter @KateUpton @jbholaday @Max_Scherzer @JustinVerlander.”

Kate re-tweeted the photo, adding, “@SI_Swimsuit cover?” Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer also re-tweeted the photo and added, “Lets address this pic. 1st off it was taco night, sombreros enhance the experience. Holly told a story and said ‘I've got it out in the car.’”

The new couple seems to be very happy – Justin recently talked about their relationship for the first time in an ESPN interview. ESPN baseball analyst Karl Ravech told Verlander, “I lose credibility if I don’t ask you about Kate Upton, because I told [ESPN's] Tim [Kurkijian] I would, because he’s curious, so what’s the latest there?”

Verlander avoided kissing and telling but revealed things are going well, saying, "I've always been pretty private about my private life. ... It is hard to be private, especially with her, but, you know, I'm in a great spot and just looking to get ready for the season."


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So happy baseball is almost back!