08:21 AM ET 01.11 | Multiple sources, including Rich Aurilia, say Pablo Sandoval's conditioning work in Arizona is paying off. Phoenix resident Aurilia saw Pablo at a shopping mall just before Christmas. Sandoval told him he had lost 17 pounds. Last week, Sandoval was in Venezuela and held a news conference at a baseball museum. According to reports in the Venezuelan papers, Sandoval said he lost 16 "kilos" with the goal of dropping 24 by the start of spring training. I've been told that something got lost in the translation and he meant "pounds."