Pablo Sandoval (WEEI.com photo)

Pablo Sandoval challenges photographer to workout

Rob Bradford
February 21, 2015 - 8:31 am
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FORT MYERS, Fla. '€“ Pablo Sandoval clearly is paying attention to the early buzz of camp -- the conversation regarding his weight. Talking with the media following the first official day for pitchers and catchers at JetBlue Park, Sandoval responded to the buzz that followed the circulation of some unflattering images. "I'€™m ready. I'€™ve been working out," he said. "Everybody'€™s posting pictures of me. I don'€™t care." Regarding the photos, Sandoval added, "I love them. I'€™m making fun of it. I'€™ve put other pictures out there making fun of it (see below) because I want [the photographer of the aforementioned photos] to spend one day with me to see how hard I work. So I'€™m ready." (Note: On his way out of the clubhouse, Sandoval reiterated the invitation to Boston.com'€™s Steve Silva, who took the pictures in question, to join the player in a workout. Silva said later that he told Red Sox PR he would accept the challenge.) According to Sandoval, the out-of-the-gate controversy as a member of the Red Sox isn'€™t consuming the third baseman, who hit with a batting practice group that included Dustin Pedroia, Hanley Ramirez and Mike Napoli. "Every single day, in and out. Bad days. Good days. You have to be happy," Sandoval said. "Nothing you can lose out there. "I love it. Motivate me to work hard and show up and keep his mouth shut. That'€™s what I do."

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