Giants broadcaster says Pablo Sandoval has an eating disorder
Pablo Sandoval arrived early to Red Sox spring training this week, and his weight once again became an immediate topic of conversation. According to Giants broadcaster Mike Krukow, Sandoval has a legitimate problem that needs to be addressed.
In an appearance on KNBR 680 Monday morning, Krukow praised Sandoval for being a fantastic guy to be around.
“It’s unfortunate. We love the guy,” Krukow said, per CSNBayArea.com. “He was amazing in our uniform and amazing for our city … there’s no more charismatic guy that I’ve ever met than this guy. You can’t help but love this guy.”
Then came the clinical diagnosis.
“He’s just one of those people that you want to be around. And it’s unfortunate. I mean, he has an eating disorder,” Krukow added. “It’s plain and simple. He can’t control himself.”
The Giants never called Sandoval out publicly about his weight, but Krukow insists it was always an issue behind closed doors.
“When he was the Giants, they fought it every day,” he said. “They challenged him every day. They were in his grill every day. They never let up on him. And when he left San Francisco, he had some ill feelings because of it.
“The sad part about it, is it may cut his career short. And it’s a career that we believed could be an All-Star career.”
Even if Krukow has some inside information from all the time he spent around Sandoval, that is a pretty sensitive piece of information to be sharing with the public.
Sandoval was borderline defiant when asked about his weight, telling reporters he does not weigh himself during the offseason and instead focuses on improving. The Red Sox owe the 29-year-old $18 million per season through 2019. You would have to be incredibly naive to think they don’t want him to start paying attention to a scale.