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Bochy: Sandoval must lose weight

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08:02 AM ET 02.14 | An old theme has resurfaced in Scottsdale for third baseman Pablo Sandoval. [Sandoval] is still battling a respiratory ailment and isn't completely over the intestinal distress that necessitated a trip to the hospital in Venezuela last month. But he took grounders as part of a scaled-down infield workout on a back field Wednesday, and he'll be working as hard as anyone in Giants camp this spring. Yes, the Panda does need to shed a few pounds. "You go back to 2011 and he showed up in as good a shape as I've seen him," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "Not long ago, guys used spring training to get in shape. They had other jobs in the offseason. Pablo's one of our exceptions now. We'll use the spring to get him in shape."

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February 14, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Kung Fu Panda!

February 14, 2013  08:55 AM ET

Keen insight to the obvious.

February 14, 2013  09:32 AM ET

He seems to play better fat. Let the man eat.

February 14, 2013  09:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He seems to play better fat. Let the man eat.

He's the commander of the empanada armada.

February 14, 2013  10:31 AM ET

He has the same problem The Babe had! Likes Food and Beer!

February 14, 2013  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Kung Fu Panda!

again?? i thought he did lost about 60 pounds last year or didn't he??

February 14, 2013  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He seems to play better fat. Let the man eat.

whatever does good for him and on him, let him eat as much he likes,,after all he may refuse to play the game with a higher motivation nevertheless!!

February 14, 2013  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

again?? i thought he did lost about 60 pounds last year or didn't he??

I thought so too alacran............

February 14, 2013  12:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

again?? i thought he did lost about 60 pounds last year or didn't he??

Well, he found it.

February 14, 2013  01:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He's the commander of the empanada armada.

Nice.

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February 15, 2013  01:20 AM ET

wiseup: Sandaval plays pretty well as he is. He hits well with power and produces runs. He is what he is. If he can shed some weight great. I don't see Bochy benching him or releasing him. He also holds his own defensively at third.

 
February 15, 2013  02:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He seems to play better fat. Let the man eat.

Actually his two best years came when he was in much better shape. He has eaten his way out of the starting lineup a couple of times. The guy is going to eat his way into a contract paying out $30M-$40M less than it could have been.

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