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Pablo Sandoval says he has dropped 42 pounds

Jan 14, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

Time for your annual Pablo Sandoval offseason weight loss update.

This one comes from MLB.com Venezuela correspondent Rafael Rojas …

Sandoval provided visual evidence of his progress back in early December and he has apparently stuck to the program. The 27-year-old third baseman will be looking to bounce back in a big way in 2014 after posting a pedestrian .278/.341/.417 slash line in 141 games last year for the 76-86 Giants. Sandoval, a .298/.351/.476 career hitter in the major leagues, is scheduled to reach the free agent market for the first time next winter.

  1. rje49 - Jan 14, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Why, he must be in the best shape of his life!

    • jcmeyer10 - Jan 14, 2014 at 7:39 PM

      It’s about that time. Only a month or so before catchers and pitchers report.

    • proudlycanadian - Jan 14, 2014 at 7:49 PM

      Not really a BSOHL. He also dropped about 40 pounds prior to the 2011 season.

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Jan 14, 2014 at 7:58 PM

      …round is a shape…

  2. bfunk1978 - Jan 14, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Look for any contract he gets to have a weight clause.

  3. jburk003 - Jan 14, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    As a Giants fan, I’m stoked Pablo cares about his weight and took initiative to solve his problem.

    But, I feel like this story comes out every year, and come time around May he looks the exact same too me… Haha, not judging but am I right??

    Pablo has some great hand-eye cord. so whatever he can do to lengthen his career, I’m for it!

  4. bobulated - Jan 14, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    The walk year diet is a miracle!

  5. leylandshospicenurse - Jan 14, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    Bad thing is it takes a walk year for him to get serious. Cost him millions

  6. sfm073 - Jan 14, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Somebody will pay him a large multi year contract and by the time he is 30 he’ll be a worthless player.

  7. razielsanchez56 - Jan 14, 2014 at 7:56 PM

    Great!! Go rangers

  8. musketmaniac - Jan 14, 2014 at 8:18 PM

    He is not going to lose all the weight, he would have to give up his nickname. Have you ever seen a skinny panda.

  9. blarry21 - Jan 14, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    Like throwing a lawn chair off the Titanic

  10. dylanthom2013 - Jan 14, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    Sandoval’s so fat he needs a lifeguard for his cereal bowl. He’s so fat his teammates jog around him for exercise. He’s so fat he once sat on a quarter and a booger shot out of George Washington’s nose. He’s so fat that after sex he smokes a ham etc. etc.

    • km9000 - Jan 14, 2014 at 9:52 PM

      Just wait till you feast your eyes on Japhet Amador…

  11. bronxtale247 - Jan 14, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    @KM9000 did someone sign him out of Mexico?

    • jwbiii - Jan 15, 2014 at 12:18 AM

      The Astros, after the end of the Mexican League season. He has been a Red Eagle, a Red Devil, and a Red Hawk. Clearly, a trade to Cincinnati or Boston is in order.

  12. tacasey - Jan 14, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    Pics or it didn’t happen.

  13. philliesblow - Jan 14, 2014 at 10:31 PM

    If he’s gotten that much smaller, will he now be Kung-Fu Koala?

  14. braxtonrob - Jan 15, 2014 at 4:22 AM

    I’ll believe it when I (don’t) see it.

  15. temporarilyexiled - Jan 15, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    If you bring an umbrella, it doesn’t rain. Forget it, and you get wet.

    If it’s Panda’s walk year, and for the first time, that huge amount of weight that we’re all annually disturbed by really stays off for the first time, he signs with another team for the next several years.

    If the weight returns, it’ll be after the Giants have already signed him to a long-term extension.

    Or…they could escape the black hole made dense with umbrellas…and trade him.

  16. yordo - Jan 15, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    The annual Panda weigh-in is the highlight of Spring Training.

  17. rocketsurgery52 - Jan 15, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Pick them up. For the love of humanity, PICK THOSE 42 POUNDS UP! You’re a former gold-glove winner, for cryin’ out loud.

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