DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have drafted Justin Verlander's brother.
Detroit selected Old Dominion outfielder Ben Verlander in the 14th round of the Major League Baseball draft on Saturday.
The Tigers' ace says his sibling earned it on his own, saying the franchise didn't do him any favors with the choice.
Ben Verlander hit .367 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs as a junior last season.
His brother expects him to skip his senior year to take a shot at becoming a professional. Detroit drafted Ben Verlander in the 46th round three years ago out of high school, but he chose to go to college.
The Tigers selected Justin Verlander with the No. 2 overall pick in 2004 and he has become one of baseball's best pitchers.