Pablo Sandoval has supposedly lost more than 20 pounds
Pablo Sandoval is reportedly working hard this offseason to show up to spring training looking much slimmer than he has in years past.
On Thursday, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters that Sandoval has lost more than 20 pounds since the end of the 2015 season.
Farrell: Sandoval is down 20-22 lbs. since end of season. #RedSox
— Scott Lauber (@ScottLauber) January 21, 2016
A little less than a year ago, Sandoval responded to critics of his weight by telling them to wait and see what he does on the field. His first season in Boston ended up being a major disappointment, with the 2012 World Series MVP hitting just .245 with 10 home runs and 45 RBI in 126 games.
With the Red Sox set to pay him roughly $17 million per year through 2020, the hope is that Sandoval will be much better this season. If you remember, Pablo said that one of the reasons he left the Giants was because he was irritated with them for harping on his weight. Fans in Boston have already started to do the same because of Sandoval’s on-field performance.
Between being overweight and getting benched for a very embarrassing reason, Sandoval’s first season in Boston was very forgettable. Shedding some weight would be a good start to 2016.