In the latest installment of the “Pablo Sandoval doesn’t look as bad as he did last spring training” series, it appears Pablo Sandoval doesn’t look as bad as he did last spring training.
After essentially a lost 2016 from Sandoval, the Red Sox likely have much higher hopes for the former Giants third baseman as he enters the third year of a five-year contract. The team traded Travis Shaw and Yoan Moncada in different deals this month, leaving little competition at third base for Sandoval.
Sandoval posted pictures and videos of himself working out on his Instagram story Friday, revealing a trimmer frame than the one that was captured in a series of unflattering pictures ahead of the 2016 season.
This isn't the first time this offseason that Sandoval has popped up in pictures suggesting he's lost weight. In October, FC Barcelona posted pictures of Sandoval attending the soccer club's training session. Then this month, WBZ's Dan Roche tweeted a picture of a slimmed-down Sandoval.