Yankees star Alex Rodriguez is just 6-for-26 with three RBIs in his last seven games. Maybe he's simply reserving all of his home runs for Kate Hudson!
Awful baseball intros aside, A-Rod and Kate Hudson were spotted getting cozy last month, and a source now confirms that the two stars are dating.
"It's somewhat serious," a People spy says in its upcoming issue.
"He's already introduced her to a bunch of his friends."
We're not sure what info from the above two sentences is harder to believe - that it's somewhat serious already, or that A-Rod has any friends left.
All we know is Madonna takes credit for the sexy new couple!
A-Rod and K-Hud = K-Rod? [Photos: Fame Pictures]
For her part, Kate Hudson followed Rodriguez on the road late last month to Dallas, when the Yankees played the Texas Rangers in a three-game series.
The actress and son Ryder, 5 (whose dad is Chris Robinson), stayed at the same hotel as A-Rod, and the couple "worked out together in the fitness center."
Guess that's what they're calling it now.
For one of the games, she sent Ryder and his nanny to the ballpark while she "stayed behind and watched the game from the hotel," adds the eyewitness.
"She remarked several times about what a big baseball fan she is!"
Will the off-field fireworks last through the grueling season? Will A-Rod pull out ... of his recent mini-slump and actually hit after September?
Another source says it's too early to tell: "You never know."