Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria appears to be living out every teenage boy's fantasy. In addition to being a stellar third baseman, Longoria, 26, confirmed Tuesday that he is now dating Jaime Edmondson, Playboy's Miss January 2012 and a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader.

 Yes, we are dating, Longoria told the Tampa Bay Times. It's been a secret for long enough; it's not really been a secret, but nobody has asked about it. We are dating.

Although the 33-year-old model is best known for her good looks, Longoria says he is more impressed by her knowledge of sports.

I don't even think of her like that, he said. She's actually more informed on sports. She did a fantasy football blog the whole year, and she does a show on Sirius satellite radio. So it's pretty cool to be able to talk to somebody on that level outside of the whole modeling thing.

Longoria and Edmondson have been spotted in the Tampa Bay area together and have frequent Twitter exchanges. Edmondson is rumored to be visiting Longoria at the Rays' spring training camp at Port Charlotte, Fla. 

Take a look at candid photos of Evan Longoria's new girlfriend Jaime Edmondson.