Here’s Prince Fielder nude on the cover of the ‘Body Issue’

Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder may not have what one considers the prototypical physique of a world-class athlete. Still, despite his portly frame, Fielder’s appearance on the cover of the upcoming edition of ESPN The Magazine’s “Body Issue” is a testament to the fact that athletes do come in all shapes and sizes.

Fielder addressed how his body type flies in the face of convention in some comments made to The Mag:

"You don’t have to look like an Under Armour mannequin to be an athlete. A lot of people probably think I’m not athletic or don’t even try to work out or whatever, but I do. Just because you’re big doesn’t mean you can’t be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn’t mean you’re going to have a 12-pack. I work out to make sure I can do my job to the best of my ability. Other than that, I’m not going up there trying to be a fitness model."

Gotta give Fielder credit. Stripping down like that in front of all those people for a photo shoot cannot be an easy thing to do.