Has A-Rod gotten fat or is he hiding something under his shirt?
Alex Rodriguez appeared in just 44 games for the New York Yankees last year, but his season ended in September like most other players. Over the past few months, A-Rod has spent a lot of time fighting Major League Baseball and attempting to clear his name. Does that mean he has been slacking when it comes to hitting the gym?
The Deadspin reader that sent in the photo you see above claims it was taken on New Year’s Eve. While to me it seems pretty obvious that A-Rod has something under his T-shirt, it does look like he has gained a few pounds. His face looks a little more pudgy than it did back in September.
The good news for Rodriguez is that he always seems to find a way to get in shape and belt home runs. The bad news is Tony Bosch’s Biogenesis clinic is no longer in operation, so shedding the offseason weight could be a challenge this time around. Wait, he doesn’t have to bother getting into playing shape for next season? Never mind.