Verlander's brother drafted by Detroit Tigers

Ben Verlander drafted by Detroit Tigers in 14th round

Published On: Jun 08 2013 05:03:51 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 08 2013 06:08:00 PM EDT
DETROIT -

The Detroit Tigers added another Verlander to their organization on Saturday, drafting Justin Verlander’s younger brother Ben in the 14th round.

The younger Verlander was previously drafted by the Tigers in 2010 but chose to play for Old Dominion instead. With a year of college eligibility left, it remains to be seen if Verlander bypasses the Tigers again to finish his college career.

Verlander, a right-fielder, batted .367 in 2013 for ODU with a .633 slugging percentage and 11 home runs.