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Source close to Kate Upton indicates that model and Justin Verlander are not back together


Despite Kate Upton and Justin Verlander being spotted together taking in a Philadelphia Flyers game over the weekend, a source close to the swimsuit model says that no, she and the Detroit Tigers ace have not rekindled a romance.

Instead, the source told E! that Upton simply was visiting Verlander in Philly before he went under the knife for surgery.

“They are not back together,” said the source.

The source indicated that Upton rushed to Verlander’s side to be a source of comfort, nothing more.

“She wanted to be there for him,” the source added.

Verlander underwent surgery on Thursday to deal with a core muscle injury, an injury that appears to have bothered the Tigers pitcher for some time (via

Dr. Bill Meyers successfully performed core muscle repair surgery on Verlander on Thursday morning in Philadelphia after examining the pitcher on Wednesday. Meyers indicated to the Tigers that the operation was likely necessary after reviewing the results of an MRI exam taken by the Detroit medical staff in Lakeland, Fla., on Tuesday.

The injury flared on Verlander during conditioning drills in late December, but Dombrowski said the right-hander did not initially believe it was a serious issue. Verlander was given medication to fight the soreness, but the pain persisted through Tuesday, when Verlander alerted the team’s staff while working out at the Spring Training complex.

So there you have it. Upton and Verlander are not back together. Instead, she simply was playing the role of Florence Nightengale, or whatever other nurse you choose. Except Nurse Ratched, of course. Hopefully, for Verlander’s sake.

So, rejoice guys. Now at least you can’t blame Justin Verlander as the reason why you have no chance in hell of ever dating Kate Upton.