Dmitri Young was known to many as “Da Meat” or “Da Meat Hook” during his 14-year MLB career. If you saw him now, you might not understand why.
Young looks like a completely different person from the one that played 50 games with the Washington Nationals in 2008. The 40-year-old visited some of his former baseball friends in Cincinnati on Friday, and some could barely recognize him. Young says he has lost roughly 85 pounds. For those who have forgotten, here’s what the 2007 Comeback Player of the Year used to look like.