Found November 14, 2013 on Nation Orange:
The San Francisco Giants offseason plan of making sure that Pablo Sandoval reaches – and stays in – prime shape may have hit a bump in the road. Then again, it may have not. The Panda eschewed the club’s original plan to have him stay in San Francisco all winter, where he could use the team’s year round facilities and have employees and trainers keep tabs on him and his weight. Instead, he’s headed home to Venezuela, where he has a history of regaining any lost weight. The Chronicle’s Henry Schulman quoted Giants head athletic trainer Dave Groeschner, who was asked if he would prefer that Sandoval stay by the bay: “Of course. But he can do what he wants and stay out there. It’s fine. I don’t care where he’s at as long as he’s taking care of himself and gets back into shape.” Despite Sandoval’s recent weight failures when in his home country, there’s reason to think this year will be different. For starters, he’s bringing his brother Michael with him;
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