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Check Out The Incredibly Shrinking Pablo Sandoval

"Tremendous shape."
The Pablo Sandoval seen here in spring training is not the Pablo Sandoval that has surfaced recently in a tweeted photo.
The Pablo Sandoval seen here in spring training is not the Pablo Sandoval that has surfaced recently in a tweeted photo.

Pablo Sandoval of the Boston Red Sox is looking like a new man.

Known as Kung Fu Panda for his roly poly appearance, Sandoval became the butt of jokes when a video surfaced of his belt bursting open while he took a swing in an April game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Sandoval had received criticism for reporting to spring training with a bulging stomach, and his season turned into a bust. He played just three games before having shoulder surgery.

But at least for the moment, Sandoval appears to have won the battle of the bulge. In a photo shared Monday by WBZ TV sports reporter Dan Roche, the Panda looks relatively svelte.

Wonder what his secret was. Many of us would probably like to know ― even if we don’t have to get ready for spring training.

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