Pablo Sandoval says he dropped 6 percent body fat this offseason

Pictures can be deceiving -- Pablo Sandoval says he's at 17 percent body fat.
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Last year was a tough one for Pablo Sandoval.

He dealt with questions about his weight all season, which isn’t anything new, but it was new to one of the biggest markets in the game in Boston.

He also had possibly the worst season of his career at the plate, hitting just .245/.292/.366, well below his career line of .288/.339/.452.

When he showed up to camp this season, many were expecting that he’d drop some weight to make amends with the team and fan base. Instead, he showed up looking a bit…large.

Well, by the sounds of it, looks can be deceiving. He told reporters Wednesday that he’s dropped 6 percent body fat since last season:

There’s no way of telling if that’s true, obviously, so I guess we’ll just have to take his word for it.

Either way, eyes will be on Sandoval this season as he looks to make amends on his five-year, $95 million deal he signed last season.