San Francisco Giants’ third baseman Pablo Sandoval has been ordered by manager Bruce Bochy to lose weight and do extra conditioning.
“He’s got to lose a little bit — he knows it,” Bochy said.“He’ll be up here conditioning and doing his extra work to get it off. It wasn’t that long ago that players used spring training as the time to get in shape,” Bochy said. “That’s what the six-seven weeks was for, and Pablo is one of our exceptions. We’ll use (this time) to get him in shape.”
In addition to losing weight, Sandoval will look to stay healthy throughout the entire season. He played in just 108 games in 2012, hampered by injuries.
The jovial third baseman was a postseason hero for the Giants, claiming the World Series MVP thanks in part to a three home run-performance against Justin Verlander in Game 1.