"Aurilia lives in Phoenix and told me today he saw Pablo at a shopping mall just before Christmas. Sandoval told him he had lost 17 pounds."
- Pablo Sandoval is working privately to lose weight in an effort to save his career, multiple sources told the San Francisco Chronicle. Rich Aurilia saw Sandoval before Christmas and said the 24-year-old infielder reported he had lost 17 pounds. Last week, Venezuelan reporters quoted Sandoval as saying he had lost 16 "kilos" with a goal of 24 "kilos" by spring training. Sixteen kilos is more than 35 pounds.