LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Forget what youve heard. The Incredible Shrinking Man is not lurking around the Braves clubhouse.
While Dan Uggla did arrive at spring training lighter than he was a year ago, the second baseman says his weight loss has been blown out of proportion.
Its not as significant as people make it out to be, he said sitting at his locker. I think somebody caught wind that I may have lost a little bit of weight and ran with it like I lost like 30 pounds.
For the record, Uggla who still has that Popeye-like physique estimates hes gone from 215 pounds to around 206-208. After speaking to the Nationals Jayson Werth, who has been gluten-free for three years, Uggla decided to make some changes to his diet.
Ive always tried to eat right, I just didnt know how to do it, he said. Its not just eating chicken breast, grilled chicken and rice or something like that. Youve got to eat lots of fruits and vegetables and youve got to eat lean meats.
Uggla, who true to his new...