Sox Tell Player To Lose Weight—And It's Not The Panda!
According to The Boston Herald's Scott Lauber, the Red Sox have told Hanley Ramirez to lose 15-20 pounds before Spring Training to help him adapt to a possible switch to first base. Reportedly, Ramirez arrived to 2015 Spring Training weighing 240 pounds—far above his typical weight in his All-Star seasons with the Marlins. Said interim Red Sox manager Torey Lovullo, "To be an infielder, you have to be a little more agile. It’s all from a health standpoint, all for getting through a season and not having those aches and pains that a big body has. We all know when you carry extra weight it puts more stress on your joints. I think that’s the main reason why." Apparently, The Panda is exempt from such rules.