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Pablo Sandoval again battling weight issues

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer
Pablo Sandoval has presumably spent the offseason living large. (Getty Images)

Pablo Sandoval has reported to camp overweight, and it sounds as though the Giants aren't especially pleased about it.

MLB.com's Chris Haft notes that Sandoval is listed at 262 pounds on the Giants' spring roster. In response, reports CSN Bay Area's Andrew Baggarly, the team will require Sandoval to put in extra conditioning, "both before and after the team's workouts."

It's worth remembering that Sandoval's conditioning habits have long been a source of annoyance for the Giants. Although Sandoval has always been large, it's not good for a 26-year-old tasked with manning a semi-critical position to have such issues. He'll continue hitting even if not in premium shape, but his level of fitness is very much tied to his ability to field his position, run the bases and avoid nagging injuries -- three areas in which Sandoval leaves something to be desired.

On a more general level, there's little excuse for a human professional athlete (I say "human" so as to exclude NFL interior linemen) to be significantly overweight, absent some kind of glandular or emotional disorder.

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